The Education Department offers a variety of teacher education programs for those seeking to become candidates for licensure, including an innovative program called Inclusive Elementary Education that prepares students to earn dual endorsement in both elementary and special education after just four years. Also available are graduate programs leading to a Master of Arts in Education and advanced study opportunities for practicing professionals.
Programs are distinguished by small classes that promote individualized learning, faculty who engage in both professional and theoretical scholarship, and a commitment to preparing educational leaders who strive for equity and excellence through extraordinary professional practice, critical analysis and advocacy for social justice.
Students benefit from rigorous and innovative coursework and community experiences that teach the theories, research, standards and practices that affect education locally and globally. The portfolio process is incorporated into the curriculum as students progress through coursework, practicums and student teaching experiences.
Graduates are well-prepared to become advocates for continuous improvement in today's diverse, challenging and rewarding educational settings.