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Teaching and Learning
As an undergraduate student in one of our degree programs you will:
Be better prepared for a career in education. You will be provided extensive field experiences throughout the programs, beginning your first semester and continuing through your student teaching experience. From the first class you take in our undergraduate program(s), you will be working with children either in a public school classroom, our early childhood center, or at a public agency.
Be provided with a full semester of professional experience prior to student teaching. Through our unique TOTAL (Teachers of Tomorrow Advancing Learning)program undergraduate majors in elementary education and elementary / special education have the opportunity to spend three to five days a week in an elementary classroom with a trained coaching teacher before their student teaching experience.
Receive a full semester of student teaching experience following the TOTAL semester. You may choose where you would like to complete your student teaching experience. View information about the TOTAL program.
Have the opportunity to personally experience another culture through international student teaching programs or experience student teaching on an Indian Reservation in the far west.
Have the opportunity to add additional areas to your initial teaching license through our pathway options. These include early childhood minor, reading minor, English as a new language, middle school math endorsement and special education major.
As a graduate student in one of our programs you will have the opportunity to choose between:
Masters of Education in Elementary Education
- Concentrations: Literacy, Early Childhood, Primary/Intermediate
Masters of Science in Special Education
- Specializations in: Early Childhood Education, Educational Technology, Elementary Education, English Education, History Education, Industrial Technology Education, Language Education, Literacy Education, Math Education, Science Education, Special Education, Sport Management, and Teaching and Learning.