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Teacher Education Majors

A major (also known as a major concentration or concentration) is a term for the specific group of courses that give you a basic knowledge of a field of study, which is in addition to your core curriculum. A major is a term most commonly applied to a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree. The teacher education College or School will define a framework for this specialized portion of your studies, including a certain number of required courses and a certain number of "elective" courses relevant to the major. The institution will also define your general education or foundation education requirements. Some majors effectively define your full course of study while others allow you considerable latitude, both within your field of study and in their other courses.

Although many students know what they want to take as their major before entering a university or college, most institutions do not allow students in the Bachelor of Arts or Science degree programs to officially declare a major until the sophmore year so that they experience a broad range of courses that will help with the decision of the most appropriate major. For some education majors you will need to take specific courses (pre-requisites) before you can even be considered eligible for upper level courses. Some education majors may also have limited enrollment, so in fact you may even be required to apply to get the major you want.

Associate degree programs can also have majors, such as an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in early childhood education. Certificate programs don't have majors as such: they carry a designation (for instance Child Development Associate Certificate) which is much more specific than a general degree title. Hence the designation of the certificate effectively stands in for the "major."

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Grand Canyon University
Why earn your degree at Grand Canyon University? GCU is a regionally accredited university offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in Business, Nursing, Psychology, Education & more. Apply today!
Programs Offered:
  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • B.S. in Early Childhood
  • M.Ed. in Early Childhood (Leads to initial teacher licensure)
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Kaplan University
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
Programs Offered:
  • MS in Education (for Existing Teachers Grades K-12)
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Administration
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American InterContinental University Online
With your busy schedule and the desire to move your career forward, you can earn an accredited associate, bachelors or master’s degree at a pace that works for you anywhere, anytime, 24/7.
Programs Offered:
  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Adult Education and Training

 
Colorado Technical University Online
A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.
Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Management – Higher Education Teaching and Learning

 
Regent University
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education*

 
Keiser University Campus

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning
  • PhD in Educational Leadership
  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

 
Pacific Oaks College
Pursue your education at Pacific Oaks College.
Programs Offered:
  • M.A. Education with Preliminary Education Specialist Instruction Credential
  • Preliminary Education Specialist Credential
  • Multiple Subject English Learner Teaching Credential
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Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts: Teaching
  • Master of Science in Higher Education - College Teaching
  • Master of Science: Education
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Huston-Tillotson University
Work toward your degree with Huston-Tillotson University.
Programs Offered:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with ED-6 Generalist Certification

 
University of South Carolina

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Programs Offered:
  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Curriculum Studies Concentration
  • Doctor of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Educational Technology
  • Master of Education in Teaching

 
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