For prospective undergraduates, the department offers the bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Studies Middle Level, or Special Education. The department is committed to providing coherent and sequenced coursework and substantial field experiences. Residency I and II provides teacher candidates opportunities to design, teach, assess, and reflect upon the effectiveness of instructional environment and strategies, student behaviors, and decisions made in the classroom. For individuals with a bachelor's degree who wish to seek initial licensure in Elementary Education, we offer a master's degree (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction Initial Licensure Specialization. Graduates of our undergraduate and graduate initial licensure programs are highly sought after by school districts.
Department of Elementary and Special Education
The Department of Elementary and Special Education offers degree programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels that will prepare you to make a positive difference in the lives of learners. The department is distinguished by faculty and students who are committed to understanding the most effective teaching strategies. Our faculty use data, experience, and technology to bring forward the best in student learning.