Students receiving a bachelor’s degree in an approved teaching major field may obtain an endorsement in secondary education. The endorsement requires completion of the general education and professional core courses as well as focused study on middle/secondary curriculum, instruction, and technology integration and special secondary curriculum and methods. Additionally, students will gain valuable experience in the classroom with the 12 hour student teaching requirement. By utilizing their foundational liberal arts education and focusing on life-long learning, graduates will be prepared to connect and inspire students in their own classrooms.
Adviser: Michele Vosberg
To achieve a special education endorsement, students must complete all requirements for the elementary education major as well as 30 additional hours of study in special education. These hours allow students to focus on behavioral and strategic approaches for special education. Students will also get necessary hands-on experience in a special education classroom during the required student teaching portion of the requirement. The additional special education studies give students the necessary tools and confidence to encourage lifelong learning in the classroom.
Adviser: Paula Schmidt, Ed.D.