Academic offerings: Educational Studies prepares students to become teachers, the kind of teachers who make a difference in the lives of children and teenagers! Our students learn in classes at the university and in classrooms in our metropolitan community. Our certification programs include the following areas: Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary, Middle School (Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies), Secondary School (English, Foreign Language, Math, and Social Studies), and Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities).
We also offer a general major and a minor in Education for students who want to combine their interest in teaching with other subject areas.
Experiential learning : Our students first observe teachers in a variety of classrooms in our metropolitan community. Next, our students start to develop their teaching style as they begin teaching small groups or presenting class lessons. In their last semester, their student-teaching semester, each of our students assumes responsibility for a classroom under the guidance of a experienced teacher and a university supervisor.
Employment opportunities: A degree from the Educational Studies Department offers opportunities to be employed as a teacher or an educational director for museums and various community organizations. You might also have opportunities in training and development for public and private corporations or administration and management for federal, state and local governments.