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Undergraduate Education Programs


Elementary Education major: grades P-5

  • Traditional undergraduate program
  • Bachelor of Arts degree
  • Leads to Early Childhood GA and ACSI certification

 

Non-certification Elementary Education major: grades P-5

  • A non-certification version of the Elementary Education major is available for international students for whom English is their second language and who do not require GA certification. The program is identical to the certification program except that the GACE exams are not required.

 

Pre-Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Students interested in teaching in the following fields should complete a B.A. degree with a major in that field at the undergraduate level, followed by completion of a fifth year in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. These fields are:

  • Middle Grades: 4-8: Education Studies major
    The major includes concentrations in two of the following content areas:
    • Language Arts
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • Social Studies
    Completion of the Education Studies major plus the M.A.T. degree leads to GA and ACSI certification in these two content areas.
  • Secondary: grades 6-12
    Completion of a major in one of the following areas plus the M.A.T. degree leads to GA and ACSI certification in that area:
    • Biblical Studies (ACSI certification only)
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Economics
    • English
    • French
    • German
    • History
    • Mathematics
    • Music
    • Physics
    • Political Science
    • Spanish
  • All levels: grades P-12
    Completion of a major in one of the following areas plus the M.A.T. degree leads to GA and ACSI certification in that area:
    • Art
    • Theatre (Drama)

 

Education minor

  • Available to all students, but specifically recommended for students intending to enroll in the M.A.T. program for secondary or all levels certification.