The Department of Education is representative of the best educational research and applied practices available in the field today. Issues of race, gender, socio-economic class, equity, linguistic pluralism and social justice can be found in every classroom whether urban, suburban, rural, public or private. These issues form the philosophical foundation and the platform upon which students’ course of study will be constructed.
Teaching Areas of Study
- Biology, chemistry, geosciences, or physics (with a second major in education)
- Mathematics (with a second major in education)
- English (with a second major in education)
- French, German, Russian, or Spanish (with a second major in education)
- Anthropology, sociology, history or political science (with a second major in education)
- Art or theatre (with a second major in education)
- Music education (instrumental or vocal)
- Exercise and sports science (with certification option)
- Elementary education
- Deaf education
Students who seek to become teachers can choose from the following options for majors: anthropology, biology, chemistry, geosciences, physics, mathematics, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, history, political science, sociology, art, theatre, music education, exercise and sports science, elementary education or deaf education.
The Department offers a curriculum that is founded in the arts and sciences and integrated with Education courses, field and clinical experiences, and content specialization programs that draw upon the expertise of faculty from other disciplines such as deaf education, exercise and sports science, instrumental and vocal music education and foreign languages. The Education curriculum is designed to prepare teaching professionals whose credentials meet the requirements of teacher accreditation and certification agencies in the United States.