Undergraduate Programs

College of Education


Bachelor of Arts

  • Elementary Education
  • Visual Arts Education (K-12)
  • Special Education (PreK to age 21)
  • Secondary Education (9-12)
  • – English/Language Arts
    – Mathematics
    – Science/Biology
    – Social Science/History

Students may choose from four areas of undergraduate study:

Elementary Education prepares teacher candidates to become teachers in grades one through six.
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.

Visual Arts Education majors complete visual arts content course requirements, education courses, and field experiences to be licensed to teach art in grades kindergarten through 12.

Special Education continues to experience one of the highest rates of teacher shortages.
Teacher candidates in this major receive preparation to earn Learning Behavior Specialist I Licensure. Specialized coursework and four separate field experiences lead to an endorsement in prekindergarten through 12th grades.

Secondary Education teacher candidates major in one of four major teaching areas of the contemporary high school: Science/Biology, Social Science/History, English/Language Arts, and Mathematics.