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Department of Professional Education


The Department of Professional Education is the primary unit within the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (CHASE) to prepare educators as teachers for Pre-Kindergarten level to grade 12 classrooms. The department has a collaborative partnership with local and distance schools to provide clinical experiences and program development. 

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Educator Preparation Programs (EPP)

  • The Department of Professional Education offers and coordinates degree programs leading to teaching licenses for the subject areas and grade levels listed:


    • Agricultural Education, grades 4-12 
    • Educational Studies (EDS) (Non-Licensure)  (Available Online)
    • Primary (PK-5) Education, Pre-Kindergarten level through grade 5  (Available Online)
    • Intervention Specialist Education – (Mild/Moderate) Kindergarten level through grade 12  (Available Online)
    • Integrated Language Arts Education, grades 7-12
    • Integrated Mathematics Education, grades 7-12
    • Integrated Social Studies Education, grades 7-12
    • Life Science Education, grades 7-12
    • Physical Science Education, grades 7-12
    • Middle Childhood Education (Select 2 Teaching Areas) - Language Arts, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, grades 4-9
    • Recreation (Non-Licensure)
    • Music Education, K-12 (In collaboration with the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences)

    The Teacher Education Programs in Music Education are coordinated by the Department of Professional Education. The program is offered by the Department of Fine and Performing Arts in the College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (CHASE). Information about the program is also available in the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences section of the Course Catalog.

Post Baccalaureate Route and Transfer Students

Post Baccalaureate/ Non-Degree Seeking Student

The Department of Professional Education offers a post-baccalaureate route to teacher licensure. The post-baccalaureate route is designed for individuals who have completed their baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and who wish to obtain an initial teaching license. Individuals interested in seeking admission to Post Baccalaureate status should consult the University Office of Admissions or the appropriate Department.

Transfer Students

Students transferring from another institution must submit an official transcript and obtain a transcript evaluation before program admission.


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Meet our Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff of the Department of Professional Education are dedicated to serving education majors and helping them achieve their goal of becoming licensed teachers.



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Already An Education Major?

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Academic Acknowledgement and Educational Opportunities

Explore the academic achievements of Department of Professional Education students and review educational opportunities for partnering organizations.

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