Early Childhood and Middle Grades

Education
Masters
The College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning offers undergraduate teacher preparation programs in early childhood education (grades P-5); middle grades education (grades 4-8); special education (P-12); and the P-12 teaching field in health and physical education. Teachers can have great impact on the social, personal, and intellectual development of individuals. Their influence stems from a love of learning; a talent for awakening students to new modes of thinking; an understanding of the human development process; and professional skills. Teachers can be found in almost every sector of society, and they instruct a wide range of topics. While specific course requirements vary among disciplines, most teachers will fulfill the academic requirements of a major in a chosen field; be literate in the history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and methodology of education; and have developed initial teaching skills through supervised clinical experiences. Although certification is required for public school teachers (K-12) in all 50 states, some states offer alternative teacher certification. The College of Education’s Department of Teaching and Learning offers undergraduate teacher preparation programs in early childhood education (grades P-5); middle grades education (grades 4-8); special education (P-12); and the P-12 teaching field in health and physical education. Teachers can have great impact on the social, personal, and intellectual development of individuals. Their influence stems from a love of learning; a talent for awakening students to new modes of thinking; an understanding of the human development process; and professional skills. Teachers can be found in almost every sector of society, and they instruct a wide range of topics. While specific course requirements vary among disciplines, most teachers will fulfill the academic requirements of a major in a chosen field; be literate in the history, philosophy, psychology, sociology and methodology of education; and have developed initial teaching skills through supervised clinical experiences. Although certification is required for public school teachers (K-12) in all 50 states, some states offer alternative teacher certification programs to attract otherwise qualified persons into the field. Aspiring teachers who need certification may also enter programs that grant a master’s degree in education, as well as certification.


General Information
College
College of Education
GPA Requirement 2.5
Department Website Teaching and Learning
Degree(s) Offered
  • Bachelor of Science in Education Major:
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Health & Physical Education
    • Middle Grades Education
    • Special Education

 

Possible Employment Settings
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Camps
  • Churches
  • Day Care Centers
  • Libraries
  • Youth Services
  • Non-Profit Agencies
  • Nursery Schools
  • Preschools
  • Private Tutoring Agencies
  • Community Centers
  • State and Federal Government Agencies
  • Textbook Companies
Job Titles
  • Camp Director
  • Curriculum Specialist*
  • Child Life Specialist*
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Educational Administrator*
  • Educational Researcher*
  • Educational Resource Coordinator
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Grant Writer
  • Guidance Counselor*
  • In-Home Daycare
  • Instructor, College/University*
  • Speech Pathologist*
  • Student Personnel Administrator*
  • Student Affairs Administrator*
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Librarian/ Library Consultant
  • Media Center Specialist
  • Early Childhood/Middle School Teacher
  • Paraprofessional
  • Permanent Substitute
  • Preschool Administrator
  • Resource Teacher
  • Sales Representative
  • School Psychologist*
  • Social Services Worker
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Student Admissions Administrator*
  • Teacher, Handicapped Students
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

*Requires further education

Professional and Student Organizations
Salary Information
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Last updated: 8/4/2016

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