The Teacher Preparation Program provides certification candidates with professional preparation in education using as its conceptual framework “Teacher as Reflective Practitioner.” Candidates integrate a liberal arts background, content preparation, and educational principles to prepare for careers in teaching at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels or in an interdisciplinary synthesis of Psychology and Education. Candidates can choose content specializations in Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, General Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, or Spanish. Candidates completing a major in Elementary Education or a minor in Secondary Education can minor in Special Education. The Teacher Preparation Program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Note: Course work often requires field experiences; participants must arrange their own transportation in order to complete these courses, and candidates must arrange their own transportation in order to complete the Program overall.
For more information about our department please see links to the right.
- Elementary Education Grades K-6
- Middle Childhood Education Grades 5-9
- Psychology and Education (Interdisciplinary)
- Multi-categorical Special Education K-6 or 5-Adult
- Secondary Education
- Physical Education
- Social Studies
- Autism - as part of multi-categorical Special Education K-Adult
As reflective practitioners within the realms of a
liberal arts education and professional studies program our graduates will be able to: