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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
Are you ready to advance or start your career inspiring minds and changing lives? Apply to join GCU's prestigious teaching community.
Programs Offered:
  • B.S. in Educational Studies (Does Not Lead to Teacher Licensure)
  • M.Ed. in Secondary Education (Does not lead 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)
  • MA in Teaching (for Aspiring Teachers Grades 5-12)
  • Undergraduate in Early Childhood
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Keiser University Campus

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Science in Education, Teaching and Learning

 
South College

At South College we welcome students from all different stages of life and career. 

Programs Offered:
  • AS Teaching
  • MEd Elementary Education (K-6) Initial Licensure
  • BS Elementary Education

 
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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USC Rossier School of Education
Advance your teaching career with an online master's degree from University of Southern California Rossier School of Education.
Programs Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Teaching

 
Saint Joseph's University

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).

Programs Offered:
  • Online Accelerated Teaching Certification
  • MS in Education - Secondary Education

 
American InterContinental University Online

You’re serious about success. 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.

At AIU, the Serious U, you can get started to get ahead.

Programs Offered:
  • Master's (M.Ed.) - Adult Education and Training

 
Northcentral University

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

Programs Offered:
  • General Education - Doctor of Education
  • MEd - Reading Education
  • E-Learning - EdS
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Brenau University

Brenau Adult and Graduate Studies: Designed with You in Mind

Programs Offered:
  • Early Childhood Education (M.Ed.)
  • Early Childhood Education (B.S.)

 
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