Students in the Department of Teacher Education participate in a comprehensive program that prepares them to touch the lives of tomorrow’s children. They learn everything from educational psychology and children’s literature to planning multicultural activities and writing across curriculum. They also focus intensely on their major subject areas. They learn how to develop strategies and lesson plans as well as how to address the needs of public and private school pupils.
Our department also puts emphasis on clinical teaching, which is required for certification. When students begin their clinical teaching, they apply everything that they have learned while studying as an undergraduate. While clinical teaching is done during their last semester, they are exposed to the classroom environment prior to that when they complete their field experience.
These bachelor’s degrees are offered by the Teacher Education Department:
Early Childhood to Grade 6 – Generalist Certification
Early Childhood to Grade 6 – Generalist Certification with All-Level Special Education
Grades 4-8 Generalist
Other Teacher Certification Degree Plans
For information about Grades 7-12 and All-level certification, refer to the appropriate departmental website for the subject you are interested in. For example, to learn about grades 7-12 teacher certification in English, visit the English Department website.