The education curriculum is a blend of professional studies, teaching competencies, field experience and the subject area concentration. The secondary education degree provides a career program based on knowledge of subject content (through required courses in the area of certification), understanding of the teaching and learning processes (through required courses in education and field experience), and proficiency in the liberal arts (through required core courses). A program sequence of courses for each content area and certification is prescribed. The program sequence of courses strives for thorough knowledge of subject area, classroom management skills for the diverse and inclusive classroom, communication skills, use of instructional technology, and the development of rational analysis and critical judgment as it applies to education.

Graduates with a degree from the Department of Education are able to:

  • Teach biology, chemistry, English, science and social studies in grades seven through 12
  • Teach agriculture in grades K-12