Undergraduate Programs

College of Education

Majors:

Bachelor of Arts

  • Elementary Education (K-9)
  • Music Education

Secondary Education:

  • English/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music Education
  • Science/Biology
  • Social Science/History

Special Education

Students may choose from four areas of undergraduate study:

  • Elementary Education prepares students to become teachers in kindergarten through ninth grade classrooms.
    • An intensive semester of professional experience in an area school, prior to a student teaching experience, brings the theory and practice of education together. During student teaching, teacher candidates participate in a professional seminar that helps them prepare for job interviews, certification procedures and more.
    • Elementary Education majors may elect to add middle school endorsements by taking two additional education courses.
  • Secondary Education students major in one of five major teaching areas of the contemporary high school: Science/Biology, Social Science/History, English/Language Arts, Mathematics and Music.
    • Secondary education teacher candidates take classes in middle school psychology and curriculum to earn middleschool endorsements.
  • Music Education majors complete music content course requirements, education courses and field experiences to be certified to teach music in grades kindergarten though 12.
  • Special Education continues to experience one of the highest rates of teacher shortages.
    • Students in this major receive preparation to earn Learning Behavior Specialist I Certification. Specialized coursework and four separate field experiences lead to certification in prekindergarten through 12th grades.