The Elementary and Early Childhood Department offers Bachelor of Science Degrees in Education that lead to Instructional 1 teaching certificates in the areas of early childhood education, middle level education, and special education. Each program is designed to provide the student with an in-depth knowledge of subject matter, knowledge of teaching skills appropriate to the age and grade level, and extensive and varied field experiences. During student teaching, students have the opportunity to select International Settings for placement.
- B.S. Ed. in Early Childhood Education PK-4
- B.S. Ed. in Middle Level Education - English
- B.S. Ed. in Middle Level Education - Mathematics
- B.S. Ed. in Middle Level Education - Science
- B.S. Ed. in Middle Level Education - Social Studies
- B.S. Ed. in Special Education PK-12
If you already have a bachelor’s degree and want to pursue an Instructional I Certificate, please visit the Certification webpage.
Internships through Aaron's Acres offer firsthand experience with severe and multiple disabilities. Aaron's Acres is a nonprofit organization that provides year-round recreational programs to children and young adults, ages 5-21 with developmental disabilities. This opportunity is offered to students in their Junior/Senior year.
The Professional Development School (PDS) permits teacher candidates, upon completion of a successful application process, to work in the same classroom the semester before student teaching and during student teaching. Principals say these candidates interview for their first teaching position like they have "completed" their first year of teaching.