Degrees and Majors
The Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development offers several programs at the baccalaureate and graduate levels, which support pre- and in-service educators. Acquisition of the skills and knowledge associated with the art of teaching is one of the most interesting ventures among all educational pursuits in current society. Knowledge of subject matter and competency in teaching and learning situations are real demands made by successful teachers that can only be acquired through training, study, and experience.
The Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development at the baccalaureate-level offers courses and learning designed to prepare candidates for an elementary school teaching career where they learn to embrace communities and transform schools.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education
Within the Physical Education major, there are academic tracks in the areas of Dance Education, Recreation and Parks, Sports Administration and Teacher Education. Each track leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with specialties in the respective areas.
The dual degree Master of Arts in Teaching Program is a 5-year B.S/B.A. and Teacher Certification Program that integrates graduate coursework and the undergraduate experience, which allows candidates who wish to pursue careers in secondary education to earn their B.S./B.A. and M.A.T degrees.
The Administration and Supervision Master of Science Degree and the Administration and Supervision Certificate programs are designed to prepare and certify talented teacher leaders to assume leadership roles at the elementary, middle, or high school levels.