The Department of Education encompasses many academic programs for the pursuit of both undergraduate and graduate study. To learn more about each program's requirements, experiential interactions and more, visit their respective Web sites:
Art Education: The College works cooperatively with the Art Department in the College of Arts and Sciences to offer a program in Art Education which leads to both degree and licensure for grades PreK-12.This link will take you to a different site (outside of the Department of Education's web site).
Early Childhood :The Early Childhood PreK-3 Teacher Education Program is based upon a constructivist model of human development and educational practice. This model has been strongly influenced by our continuing interactions with the early childhood educators in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The Program has been recognized by the US Department of Education as one of fourteen "exemplary" early childhood teacher education programs in the country. The PreK-3 program leads to teach licensure birth through grade three.
Curriculum and Instruction, (M.A.T.)
Masters of Arts in Teaching: The Master of Arts in
Teaching program for middle level and secondary teachers is designed
for those students who aspire to earn both a Master's Degree and a
license to teach in public middle or secondary schools. Students
will prepare for licensure to teach in grades five through nine or
seven through twelve in one summer and academic year.
Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.: The Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to develop expertise in specific educational content areas. These content areas (concentrations) are developed to provide a comprehensive background in fields basic to instruction and curriculum development as well as the application of that knowledge to a specialized field. They include courses aimed at the examination and improvement of instructional practices in PreK through 12 and instructional roles in human services, and understanding of curriculum theory and the application of curriculum development.
Special Education: The Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE)
Program is designed to provide students with the perspectives and skills
necessary to work with young children from birth through kindergarten and
their families in a range of family-centered, cultural responsive, inclusionary
and developmentally appropriate settings. The Program leads to teacher licensure.
Special Education, M.Ed.: This master's program is designed to prepare students to collaborate with families, educators, and other professionals and service agencies in the development, implementation and evaluation of instructional programs and supports for learners with disabilities in integrated school and community settings. The program requires that students have appropriate professional experience.