The primary purpose of the Department of Educational Studies (DES) is to advance teaching and learning while preparing teacher leaders for a global society.
We prepare teacher candidates to become teachers who ground curriculum in the lives of students; who embrace multicultural perspectives and uphold just teaching practices; value academically rigorous curriculum; and are culturally sensitive.
***Please note that the Early Childhood-Middle Childhood (EC-MC) program is now the Early Childhood-Elementary (ECE) program.
***Please note that the Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence (MC-EA) program is now the Elementary-Middle Level (Elem-ML) program.
Early Childhood-Elementary Certificate: 71-777*Certifiable major for developmental range birth through age 11 education. Does not require a minor.
Elementary-Middle LevelCertificate: 72-777*Certifiable major for developmental range ages 6 through 12/13 education. Must complete a certifiable minor
* "777" denotes all subject areas for the ECE and Elem-ML majors. This certification number may change based on minor certification subject area.
Early Childhood-AdolescenceCertificate: EC-ACertifiable major for developmental range birth through age 21. Required to complete a content major.
Special EducationCertificate: 72-801 or 73-801Prepares teacher education candidates to earn a Cross-Categorical Special Education certification.
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