Program Information

Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) The Childhood Education program leads to certification to teach children in Grades 1-6. The development of a teacher of young learners requires a program that offers a combination of a strong knowledge of the discipline and theory-based pedagogical courses. Sustained field placements in diverse settings provide authentic learning opportunities throughout the program. Concentrations for the Childhood certification include: English, mathematics ,modern language (French, German, Spanish), science, social studies and women's studies.

Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12) The Adolescence Education program focuses on Grades 7 through 12. In addition to coursework in the liberal arts, it requires study in a certification area (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, English, French, German, mathematics, physics, social studies or Spanish) as well as in other arts and sciences support areas. To teach at this level, educators must be as proficient in their discipline as they are in learning theories and adolescent development. Several field placements in diverse school settings are required.