Why be a Teacher? Because it is challenging and never boring
And because the future of our country, our world, depends upon what happens in our schools. Teachers are virtually limitless in their capacity to touch lives. Teachers give knowledge and skills and urge children to pursue their dreams. Considering that on average teachers affect 3,000 kids over the course of their careers, the ripple effect of even a single teacher's impact can be astounding!
If teachers were not so vital to our society, there wouldn't be so many people passionately devoting themselves to the recruitment, recognition, and retention of teachers. If you appreciate a calling in which each year offers a fresh start, new beginnings and the opportunity to impact lives in a positive way, then consider being a teacher.
Impact the future. Become a teacher through our programs in elementary, secondary or special education.
Students looking for financial aid options, should check out the School of Education awards, scholarships, and assistantship opportunities. Prospective Math and Science teachers should also consider becoming a Noyce Scholar.
Undergraduate Programs: Education as a Second Major
Begin your quest during your junior year with education as your second major. In as little as three semesters of course work (which includes your student teaching semester) you can complete your education curriculum and be eligible for your license. Applications are due in by the first day of classes of the fall semester.
5 Year Options
The Five Year program could be a great option for you. Begin your path during your senior year by taking three education courses. Then elevate to the master's program. When you complete your graduate degree you will also be eligible for your license. Apply during the second semester of your junior year. Applications are due no later than August 1, just prior to the fall semester of the senior year. Students should maintain a 3.0 in their education classes and provide GRE scores no later than January 15th. Once elevated to the master's program, students follow the program of studies for the M.A.Ed. program.