Education Major

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

  • Early Childhood to Middle Childhood
  • Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence
  • Accelerated - Integrated with graduate Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning program

Early Childhood to Middle Childhood 

Supporting Courses20
Environmental Education in K-12 Schools
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II
Introduction to Educational Inquiry
Educational Inquiry Field Practicum
Choose one of the Following:
Concepts, Issues, and Field Experience in Education
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Mentoring First Nations Youth
Upper-Level Courses42
Teaching Social Studies in Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Music, Movement and Core Arts Pedagogy
Curriculum & Assessment in Early Childhood
Supporting Learning and Behavior in the Classroom
Social and Family Influences on Development and Learning
Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching
Literacy and Language Development in Young Children
Infants & Toddlers: History, Philosophy & Current Programs
Teaching Kindergarten: Curriculum and Assessment
Current Trends in Early Childhood Education
Principles of Middle Level Education
Total Credits62

Students planning to pursue a teaching license should contact the Education Department for additional licensing requirement.

Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence

Supporting Courses20
Environmental Education in K-12 Schools
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II
Introduction to Educational Inquiry
Educational Inquiry Field Practicum
Choose one of the Following:
Concepts, Issues, and Field Experience in Education
Mentoring for Equity and Inclusion
Mentoring First Nations Youth
Upper-Level Courses30
Teaching Social Studies in Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Music, Movement and Core Arts Pedagogy
Supporting Learning and Behavior in the Classroom
Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching
Literacy and Language Development in Young Children
Principles of Middle Level Education
Total Credits50

Students planning to pursue a teaching license should contact the Education department for additional requirements.

Accelerated - Integrated with graduate Applied Leadership for Teaching and Learning program

Following full admission to the education program, undergraduate students may apply to participate in an Undergraduate-Graduate Accelerated track.  Students meeting the requirements may request to enroll in coursework at the graduate level that will directly apply to their undergraduate degree and teaching license.  Following graduation, students can request admission to the Master of Applied Leadership in Teaching and Learning graduate program and apply up to 9 previously earned graduate credits to this program of study.  Once accepted to the graduate program, students adhere to all graduate student expectations and pay full graduate tuition rates.

Requirements for participation include:

  1. Full admission to the Professional Program in Education
  2. Junior standing at the completion of semester 1 in the Professional Program in Education
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.25
  4. Education Faculty recommendation
  5. A committee consisting of graduate faculty will review student applications for acceptance before enrollment at the graduate level may occur.

    Applications must be submitted by October 1 or March 1 for participation in the following semester.

Supporting Courses20
Environmental Education in K-12 Schools
Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
Concepts, Issues, and Field Experience in Education
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics I
Conceptual Foundations of Elementary Mathematics II
Introduction to Educational Inquiry
Educational Inquiry Field Practicum
Upper-Level Courses27
Teaching Social Studies in Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Reading in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Language Arts in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Teaching Science in the Elementary and Middle Schools
Music, Movement and Core Arts Pedagogy
Supporting Learning and Behavior in the Classroom
Introduction to the Art and Science of Teaching
Literacy and Language Development in Young Children 1
Total Credits47