Common Majors In Education

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Common Majors In Education

  1. 1. Common Majors In Education<br />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.<br />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.<br />Major in Child Development<br />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.<br />Sample Courses:<br />Developmental Psychology<br />Cognitive Aspects of Human Development<br />Social and Personality Development<br />Infancy and Adolescence Development<br />Experimental, Observational & Psychometric Methods<br />Major in Child Studies<br />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.)<br />Sample Courses:<br />Developmental Psychology<br />Research Methods<br />Language and Literacy<br />Family Communities<br />Diversity<br />Major in Elementary Education<br />This major will prepare students to teach children in grades K-8.<br />Sample Courses:<br />Child Development<br />Society, the School and the Teacher<br />Classroom Technologies<br />Language and Literacy<br />Parents and Their Developing Children<br />Teaching Diverse Students<br />Student Teaching<br />Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education<br />Exploring Literature for Children/Adolescents<br />Assessment Strategies<br />Arts Education<br />Teaching English<br />Teaching Foreign Language<br />Teaching Math in Elementary Schools<br />Science for Elementary Teachers<br />Teaching Social Students in Elementary Schools<br />Major in Secondary Education<br />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.<br />Sample Courses:<br />Society, the School and the Teacher<br />Classroom Technologies<br />Language and Literacy<br />Teaching Diverse Students<br />Student Teaching<br />Social and Philosophical Aspects of Education<br />Exploring Literature for Adolescents<br />Assessment Strategies<br />Arts Education<br />Teaching English<br />Teaching Foreign Language<br />Teaching Math in Secondary Schools<br />Science for Secondary Teachers<br />Teaching Social Students in Secondary Schools<br />Major in Special Education<br />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:<br />Mild and moderate disabilities<br />Multiple and severe disabilities<br />Visual impairment<br />Hearing impairment<br />Sample Courses:<br />Introduction to Exceptionality<br />Managing Academic and Social Behavior<br />Assessment Strategies for Students with Disabilities<br />Procedures for Students with Severe Disabilities<br />Audiology<br />Manual communications<br />

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