In the Teacher Education Program, your campus classroom experiences are hands-on and you’ll engage in field experiences from the very beginning of your program, working as tutors, mentors, and classroom assistants.
Our education majors consistently experience real-life classrooms throughout their program of study and spend over 100 hours in field experiences prior to student teaching as they prepare to work with and meet the needs of today's diverse K-12 students. Field experiences are completed in a variety of area schools working with students and mentor teachers with education majors engaged in the following:
- Working one-on-one in a mentoring or tutoring program,
- Observing and assisting classroom teachers,
- Providing instruction and assistance to small groups of students, and/or
- Teaching whole-class lessons.
All licensure programs culminate in a full-time student teaching experience which typically provides the opportunity for multiple placements. Opportunities for out-of-the-area student teaching are possible. Our program graduates are highly sought after to fill teaching positions upon program completion.