Childhood Education (Grades 1–6)

Program Overview

The Childhood Education program leads to certification to teach all subjects in grades 1–6 in a regular education elementary school classroom. Each student must select an academic concentration from these options:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French
  • General Science
  • General Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Each term, beginning in the second semester of freshman year, students will be in classrooms. Field experiences are designed to be developmental and integral to coursework. Students begin by observing, then working with an individual or small group under the cooperating teacher's directions. Finally, students will be able to assume complete responsibility for a classroom and the learning experiences of its pupils.