Academic Programs in Education

All teacher certification programs of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The School of Education offers undergraduate programs leading to initial teacher certification in Early Childhood and Childhood, Childhood with Special Education, and Adolescence Education. We offer a graduate program leading to professional certification in Reading and Literacy (B-12).

Our undergraduate programs cover childhood (grades 1-6) as well as adolescence (grades 7-12). Students seeking certification in the childhood age range will need to a choose a dual certification area, early childhood (birth - grade 2) or special education (grades 1-6). Adolescence students follow the plan for their major / program while also taking classes in the School of Education and student teaching.