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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
Want to be a Teacher or Educational Administrator? Learn why GCU could be the best place to start!
Programs Offered:
  • M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • M.A. in Gifted Education
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Walden University
Earn a respected bachelor's degree, master's degree, or Ph.D. online at Walden University.
Programs Offered:
  • M.S.Ed - Middle Level Education (Grades 5-8)
  • M.S.Ed - Mathematics (Grades 5-8)
  • M.S.Ed - Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (Grades 6-12)
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Liberty University

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs Offered:
  • MA Teaching: Middle Grades
  • M.Ed. - Teaching and Learning
  • Doctor of Education: Curriculum and Instruction
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Post University Online

At Post University, we believe you shouldn’t have to put your life on hold to further your education.

Programs Offered:
  • Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching
  • Master of Education - TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
  • Master of Education in Teaching & Learning
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California University of Pennsylvania

Recognized by the U.S. News and World Report for: Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s 2017, Best Online Programs, Grad Education 2017 and Best Online Programs, Bachelor’s for Veterans 2017

Programs Offered:
  • Early Childhood Education (Certificate Only) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (MEd plus Certification) - Online
  • Early Childhood Education (Master of Education) - Online

 
Northcentral University
  • Northcentral University was founded in 1996 to provide working professionals around the world with unprecedented access to richly engaging, professionally relevant, and academically-rigorous education from a U.S. university.
Programs Offered:
  • General Education - Doctor of Education
  • MEd - Reading Education
  • E-Learning - EdS
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