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  • Common Majors In Education
    One of the best things about a degree in education is the variety it can offer. We’ve compiled a list of majors in education with sample courses for each major.
    Many majors in education have a core curriculum in common. It’s important to focus your major in education as soon as possible to maximize your time for the courses you need to take. Many majors offer a more interdisciplinary approach, so inquire how different disciplines can be combined. The majority of education majors can be combined with a teaching license track for your state.
    Major in Child Development
    This major will prepare majors by focusing studies on cultural, family, peer, school and neighborhood contexts where children live. It should provide a strong background in social and behavioral sciences and how they relate to child development. Clear understanding of the theory and research necessary to this field should be developed through major specific courses.
    Sample Courses:
    Developmental Psychology
    Cognitive Aspects of Human Development
    Social and Personality Development
    Infancy and Adolescence Development
    Experimental, Observational & Psychometric Methods
    Major in Child Studies
    A major in child studies is interdisciplinary, drawing on areas of psychology, education, special education, and human development. It prepares students for various health related areas involving children (medicine, nursing, child and family advocacy.)
    Sample Courses:
    Developmental Psychology
    Research Methods
    Language and Literacy
    Family Communities
    Diversity
    Major in Elementary Education
    This major will prepare students to teach children in grades K-8.
    Sample Courses:
    Child Development
    Society, the School and the Teacher
    Classroom Technologies
    Language and Literacy
    Parents and Their Developing Children
    Teaching Diverse Students
    Student Teaching
    Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education
    Exploring Literature for Children/Adolescents
    Assessment Strategies
    Arts Education
    Teaching English
    Teaching Foreign Language
    Teaching Math in Elementary Schools
    Science for Elementary Teachers
    Teaching Social Students in Elementary Schools
    Major in Secondary Education
    This major will prepare students to teach one or more subjects at the secondary level, grades 7-12. It usually requires an area of emphasis in at least one field, which needs additional course work in that discipline.
    Sample Courses:
    Society, the School and the Teacher
    Classroom Technologies
    Language and Literacy
    Teaching Diverse Students
    Student Teaching
    Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education
    Exploring Literature for Adolescents
    Assessment Strategies
    Arts Education
    Teaching English
    Teaching Foreign Language
    Teaching Math in Secondary Schools
    Science for Secondary Teachers
    Teaching Social Students in Secondary Schools
    Major in Special Education
    This major prepares students to work with persons with disabilities and should provide direct involvement with individuals with disabilities. There are different emphases in special education:
    Mild and moderate disabilities
    Multiple and severe disabilities
    Visual impairment
    Hearing impairment
    Sample Courses:
    Introduction to Exceptionality
    Managing Academic and Social Behavior
    Assessment Strategies for Students with Disabilities
    Procedures for Students with Severe Disabilities
    Audiology
    Manual communications