Welcome to the College of Education — we're excited to help you find the program that best fits your career goals and aspirations. From the time you begin your studies until graduation, you'll work with an academic advisor who will be there to ensure you get the most out of your academic experience.
To begin your academic journey, apply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and select "College of Education" as your program of study. Students are admitted to our programs directly from high school or another institution of higher learning.
Become a teacher
Certification offered for Secondary Education, Elementary Education and Special Education. Please see the appropriate Advising and Curriculum Guides for more information. Students are admitted directly into certification programs as a Level 1 student, during which they work on college requirements, general education requirements and content-area coursework. Students begin their professional education sequence upon admission to Level 2.
Students are admitted to Level 2 twice per year, with application deadlines of Nov. 1 and April 1. To be eligible for Level 2, students working toward initial teacher certification and those in a combined degree program must meet the appropriate requirements.
- Other College of Education Programs
The AGRADE programs are available to academically strong students completing B.S. degrees in the below areas. AGRADE allows students to begin master's degree coursework while simultaneously completing their bachelor's degree. Specific coursework taken during a student's senior year (up to 16 credits) can simultaneously qualify toward the bachelor’s and master's degrees. This allows motivated students the opportunity to complete the requirements for both degrees in an accelerated format. To be eligible for AGRADE, undergraduate students must be in progress of completing 90+ credits and have a 3.30 overall GPA in one of the programs below. An application is required. If interested, please discuss with your academic advisor.
Students from other colleges, as well as those in the College of Education, may choose to pursue one of our minors. Students pursuing these programs must fill out the external applicant change of major form online.
- Undergraduate Certificate