The Division of Education seeks to provide all candidates in education with the knowledge, theory and practice that enables them to become reflective educators about content and pedagogy, to create positive classroom environments for all students, and to exhibit professional teaching behaviors.
|Major||Why major?||What can I do with this major?|
|Art Education, B.A. (Grades PreK-12)||Because in sharing your passion and knowledge of art, you will empower others to tell their stories and find their creative voice.||Teach visual arts to students at all educational levels; pursue graduate studies; teach.|
|Biology Education, Secondary Education, B.S. (Grades 6-12)||Because you want to teach middle school and high school Biology.||Teach biology in grades 6-12, complete advanced degree in grades 6-12 education, school administration, or school counseling.|
|Elementary Education, B.S. (Grades K-6)||Because you want to discover how you can become an elementary school teacher.||Teach in grades K-6, complete an advanced degree in grades K-6 education, school administrator, or school counselor.|
|English Language Arts, Secondary Education, B.A (Grades 6-12)||Because you want the skills necessary to teach English language arts in middle and high school, or to become a librarian.||Teach in grades 6-12 in a public or private school, library assistant, pursue graduate studies.|
|Health and Physical Education, B.S. (Non-licensure)||Because health, fitness and recreational activities are important in life, and you want to teach in the field of fitness and wellness.||Personal trainer, manage health and fitness clubs, manage recreational facilities.|
|History and Government Education, Secondary Education, B.A. (Grades 6-12)||Because you want to become a compelling history teacher in grades 6-12.
||Middle school or high school teacher (history, government, political science, geography, and sociology).|
|Math Education, Secondary Education, B.S. (Grades 6-12)||Because teaching high school students math skills makes a difference in their lives.||High school math teacher.|
|Music Education, B.M. (Grades PreK-12)||Because you want to apply your appreciation and skills in music to teaching young people about its place and value in their lives.||Become a music specialist, band/orchestra director; choral teacher; teach music at all educational levels, pursue graduate studies; teach.|
|Physical Education Teacher Education, B.S. (Grades PreK-12)||Because you want to learn the latest methods for teaching and coaching elementary school Physical Education.||Teach physical education in grades PreK-12, coach, complete advanced degree in grades PreK-12 physical education, school administrator, or school counselor.|
|Spanish Education, B.A. (Grades PreK-12)||Because you want to engage elementary through high school students as a Spanish teacher.||Grades K-12 Spanish teacher.|
|Speech/Theatre Education, Secondary Education, B.A. (Grades 6-12)||Because you want to teach theatre, debate or forensics.||Teach speech and theatre in grades 6-12, coach forensics and debate, direct plays and musicals, complete advanced degree in grades 6-12 education.|
Ellen (Mitchell) Teran graduated in December 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is teaching a group of diverse kindergarteners at Rushton Elementary School in Kansas City, Kan. “I have always wanted to teach in a needy area, so this is my absolute dream job,” Teran said. “Many of my students do not speak English, so I am thankful that I got a Spanish minor. Teachers have such an opportunity to serve, and I am so excited to serve here in Kansas City.”