Welcome to the Department of Education
Programs Accredited By:
for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education Programs
Department of Education
The Department of Education Specialties offers graduate
education programs and programs leading to secondary education
certification in a number of liberal arts and science
disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth science, English, French,
health, history, mathematics, physics and Spanish. The Music,
English, and the Health, Physical Education and Human
Performance departments also offer K-12 certification in their
respective disciplines (music, ESOL, physical education).
Due to requirements of accrediting agencies, some changes may
occur in education programs. Students must see their advisors
for information regarding these changes.
The Education Specialties Department faculty is committed to
preparing classroom teachers and other educational personnel.
The department’s programs are designed with the following
- Provide for the individualization of instruction of
teachers and prospective teachers during their professional
- Encourage the emergence of a personal teaching style on
the part of each teacher and prospective teacher.
- Assist teachers and prospective teachers in developing as
reflective persons who, when confronted with a teaching
problem, carefully identify the problem, take steps to
accurately and systematically assess the problem, generate
alternative solutions to the problem and choose an
appropriate resolution on the basis of its desirable
implications and consequences.
- Gather evidence that prospective teachers can bring about
desired learning in students before they assume full
responsibility for a classroom.
- Help prospective teachers develop self-confidence and
competence as effective learners and teachers.
- Emphasize the importance of increasing interaction and
collaboration among teachers, new and experienced, in
resolving educational problems.
- Prepare teachers who are responsible agents of educational