The College of Education offers majors with the teacher education program for students interested in licensure to teach in elementary and secondary schools, as well as a non-licensure major, Education Studies and Human Relations, for students who have goals in a helping profession or in education but do not wish to pursue classroom teaching.
Elementary Education major if they meet the general admission requirements of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. In their first two semesters, Elementary Education students must meet requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program to continue in the major.
First-year students who would like to teach in secondary schools(grades 5-12 or K-12) apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for a major in the main subject they would like to teach (for example, Biology, or Spanish) and "secondary education interest" as a second major. Students may apply to the Teacher Education Program and education major (for example, Science Education, or World Language Education) when they have earned 30 semester hours of credit and completed prerequisite courses.
Direct Admission to Music Education
First-year students who want to become music teachers apply to "music interest" as their first major, and "secondary education interest" as a second major. They complete a supplemental application and audition for the School of Music; students who are admitted and who have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher may be offered early admission to Music Education. Students who are offered early admission apply to the Teacher Education program -- requiring 10 hours of pre-admission school field experience and an essay -- in their first semester. Students who do not gain early admission may apply to the TEP later, as described under Secondary Education.
First-year students with ACT composite score of 21 or higher and a final high school GPA of at least 3.00 are eligible for Direct Admission to Education Studies and Human Relations. Other students may be admitted to Education Studies and Human Relations Interest in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.