Department of Educational Studies
The goal for the Department of Educational Studies is to provide quality, value-centered pre-professional and professional education in a Christian environment, and to encourage students to lead lives of service.
The Department of Educational Studies offers the following undergraduate certification programs:
- EC-6 (grades Early Childhood-6th Grade)
- 4-8 (specialized content areas: English/Language Arts/Reading, English/Language Arts/Reading/Social Studies, Math, and Science)
- 8-12 (specialized content areas)
- EC-12 (Art, Music, Theater, Physical Education, Spanish)
We are a professional development school that offers numerous field experiences to bring life to theories of learning. As students progress through content and professional development courses, they mature with academic achievement, a confidence in designing and implementing effective and responsive instruction and assessments, and a boldness to encounter diverse learners of the future.
We also offer certification at the graduate level for Master Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist and a Gifted Supplemental Certification, as well as graduate degrees in Reading Specialist Education and Gifted Education. The Department of Educational Studies also provides a post baccalaureate certification program, Express Teacher Certification (ETC) for those graduates seeking teacher certification.