Department of Education and Special Education
- Undergraduate Programs
- Graduate Degree Concentrations
- Graduate Professional Endorsement Programs
- Graduate Certificate Program
The interdisciplinary program for students seeking licensure to teach in the elementary grades leads to a Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Studies. The major in Liberal Studies provides a solid background in the main content areas taught in the elementary schools: the social sciences, language arts, mathematics and the sciences.
Since many of the courses are required in common for both elementary and middle school endorsements students wishing to teach are encouraged to consider both endorsements simultaneously. Separate licensure is however available for either elementary (PK-6) or middle grades (6-8).
Students seeking teacher licensure and majoring in Liberal Studies will be assigned an academic advisor in Liberal Studies or Education. Such students declare Liberal Studies as their major by the end of the sophomore year and inform the Office of Registration that they will be majoring in Liberal Studies and seeking teacher licensure with an Elementary School Endorsement, a Middle School Endorsement or both.