• Department of Educational Studies

    The goals for the Department of Educational Studies includes providing quality, value-centered pre-professional and professional education in a Christian environment, and encouraging students to lead lives of service to the community, the profession, and to our world.

    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)
    • 7-12 (specialized content areas)
    • EC-12 (Art, Music, Theater, Physical Education, Spanish)

    The HSU faculty members embed opportunities through field experiences and summer camps within teacher preparation courses for education majors to collaborate and partner with public school administrators and faculty members in local, regional. Students develop confidence in preparing relevant and meaningful instruction for diverse learners, a professional attitude while teaching in various settings, and a balanced view of best teaching practices.

    We also offer certification at the graduate level for Master Reading Teacher, Reading Specialist, and Gifted and Talented 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.

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