The education department offers a variety of programs leading to teacher or administrator certification as well as a variety of programs and professional development offerings for already certified individuals.
Teacher Certification Programs
Undergraduate Programs: Elementary Certification with endorsements in Special Education, Reading and/or English Language learners. Health/Fitness and Music endorsements are also available from the Kinesiology and Music departments.
Master’s with Certification: The Master of Arts in Education with teacher certification program is a one year program that begins each June. Candidates complete intensive summer coursework and continue taking courses through fall semester. The program includes a year-long internship experience.
Alternative Routes to Certification with Master’s Degree (Secondary and Special Education or ELL) for individuals with work experience in high needs fields or prior school experience.
Programs for Certified Teachers or Administrators
Earn your endorsement during the academic year or via our summer program. Learn more here.
Certification Only, 1 Year, $16,000. Learn more here.
We are currently offering unique clock hours as opportunities arise. We currently partner with Learner’s Edge for a variety of online continuing education opportunities with graduate-level credit. Learn more here.
Learner’s Edge offers more than 70 online and text-based courses and numerous Certificates to help you achieve unrivaled success in your classroom and career. Learn more here.
Outreach Education Program
This major is for candidates interested in educational jobs outside the traditional school classroom setting such as museums, environmental groups, community performances, outreach, and cultural organizations. Majority of coursework is taken with certification candidates with specific field experiences in settings such as those listed above.