These undergraduate programs are for students interested in working with children outside the public schools.
Early Education and Care leads to careers working with children from birth to eight.
Community Education careers can involve working with children of any age, but most commonly involve school-age children.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages prepares you to work in community and international settings supporting speakers of world languages in learning English. This is not a program that prepares you to be an ESL teacher in the public schools.
The educational studies minor is for students majoring in any other content area who want a chance to explore the field of education without making the commitment of a full major.
Early education and care prepares you to work with young children from birth to eight years old outside the public school system. Students can focus on becoming a lead preschool teacher or administrator, preparing to be an early intervention specialist, building the skills to open an at-home child care, or advancing in their current careers.
If you have a drive towards education but want to fulfill it through working in the outdoors, in out-of-school programming, museum, hospital, or other community setting, this internship intensive option may be the right fit for you.
Students who are interested in a minor in education, but not currently pursuing teacher licensure, may select any 15 education credits in consultation with an advisor to complete the educational studies minor.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The graduate certificate in teaching English to speakers of other languages is designed to prepare students to teach in a variety of community, international, workplace, and adult settings. Whether you are beginning your career in TESOL or looking to make a difference in the lives of English learners, this flexible 15-credit program can be tailored to help you meet your goals.