School of Education

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Academic Degrees and Programs

 
Major
  • Education - Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.)
  • Education - Kinesiology & Sport Science
Elementary Education Majors
  • Elementary Education
  • Elementary Education and Early Childhood
  • Elementary Education and Kindergarten Education
  • Elementary & Special Education
Secondary Education Majors
  • Secondary Education/Biology Education
  • Secondary Education/Chemistry Education
  • Secondary Education/Earth Sciences Teacher
  • Secondary Education/English Education
  • Secondary Education/French Teacher
  • Secondary Education/German Teacher
  • Secondary Education/History Education
  • Secondary Education/Mathematics Education
  • Secondary Education/Music Education 
  • Secondary Education/Physics Education
  • Secondary Education/Political Science Education
  • Secondary Education/Spanish Education
  • Secondary Education/Special Education
  • Secondary Education/Speech Communication Education  
Teaching Minors
  • Biology Teaching Minor
  • Earth Sciences Teaching Minor
  • Economics Teaching Minor
  • English Teaching Minor
  • Health Teaching Minor
  • Mass Communication Teaching Minor
  • Modern Foreign Languages (K-12) Teaching Minor
  • Music (K-12) Teaching Minor
  • Physical Sciences Teaching Minor
  • Physics Teaching Minor
  • Reading (K-12) Teaching Minor
  • Sociology Teaching Minor
  • Spanish Teaching Minor
  • Speech Communication Teaching Minor
  • Education Composite Minor
School of Education Minors
Graduate Programs
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)
  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The School of Education's program is organized into four divisions:
Admission Criteria:

Education majors interested in teaching are admitted to teacher education programs when they've completed 30 hours, if they meet the following criteria

  • Completion of an oral communication course
  • Passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) Score of 172 on Math, Reading and Writing
  • Completion of the introductory course work. Foundations of Education and Field Experience
  • Satisfactory evaluation in at least one paraprofessional or field experience
  • Proficient in appropriate technology (TET 200)
  • Faculty recommendations
  • Cumulative GPA of at least 2.6
Additional Testing Requirements: 
  • Students must achieve a passing score on Praxis II Content Exam to be eligible for Student Teaching
  • Students must achieve passing scores on Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) to complete the program
Education Areas
  • Elementary Education
    • Extensive pre-teaching experience in the classroom is followed by yearlong residency.
    • Students may add on a Kindergarten or Early Childhood Endorsement.
  • Secondary Education
    • Actual high school classroom activities and classroom observations beginning in the sophomore year and extensive classroom teaching experience in the yearlong redidency.
    • Certifications are for grades 7-12 in a specific academic subject area or K-12 in art, music, physical education and modern foreign language.
    • Teaching minors are available for students to fulfull while working on a major.
  • Special Education
    • Students majoring in special education do so as a double major with either elementary or secondary education, receiving a basic elementary or secondary certificate with a second major for K-12 special education.
    • Students spend two semesters in student teaching: one in regular classroom and one in a special education setting.
  • Certification Only Program
    • This program is designed for students who have already completed a degree in a content major.
    • Through this program students earn teacher certification in an expedited fashion.
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