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.
We prepare students to...
- Engage in reflection
- Celebrate diversity
- Research practice
- Focus on teaching
- Engage in service
- Use technology
- Create school partnerships
- Construct knowledge
- Be globally responsive
Early Childhood-Middle Childhood
Certificate: EC-MC (71-1777*)
Certifiable major for developmental range birth through age 11 education. Does not require a minor.
Middle Childhood - Early Adolescence
Certificate: MC-EA (72-1777*)
Certifiable major for developmental range ages 6 through 12/13 education. Must complete a certifiable minor
* "1777" denotes all subject areas for the EC-MC and MC-EA majors. This certification number may change based on minor certification subject area.
Certificate: EC-A (74-1777*)
Certifiable major for developmental range birth through age 21. Required to complete a content major.
Certificate: 72-1801 or 73-1801
Prepares teacher education candidates to earn a Cross-Categorical Special Education certification.