ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The education curriculum helps students learn how to think critically, analyze real problems and apply solutions in a real-world environment. Our curriculum allows students to experience what it is like to work in the classroom from their freshman year until their student teaching experience. Students acquire the knowledge to create an effective learning environment by gaining hands-on classroom teaching experience in a simulated classroom with area school children, participating in professional conferences and developing and delivering formal lessons.
WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN EDUCATION?
Educators have the rare opportunity to shape and mold our future society. They help students recognize and use their full potential, provide them with skills, foster creativity and develop character. An educator’s job never stops. You never know where your influence on others will begin or end. Choosing education as a major means you are dedicated to continually helping others grow intellectually and socially. Want to change the world? Start in the classroom.
BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Student Run Clubs: CSTO
Professional Experience: Observations in classrooms, Read America, Student Teaching, On-campus conferences
Teaching is the obvious path for graduates with education degrees, but they also can look into positions and graduate degrees involving library sciences, instructional technology, administration, counseling and more.
AT A GLANCE
Can you minor in this program?
Emphasis within the major:
Elementary Education: Grades 1-6
Secondary Education: Grades 9-12
Art: Grades K-12
Music: Grades K-12
Physical Education and Health: Grades K-12
Early Childhood Education Add-on: Birth-Grade 3
Middle School Education Add-on: Grades 5-9
Early Childhood Special Education
Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education K-12
For more information, contact:
Dr. Cindy Whiston
Education Department Chair
Director of Student Teaching
Assistant Professor of Education
Phone: 573-288-6000, ext. 6438