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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
GCU proudly boasts 60 graduates who have gone on to become Teachers of the Year! Will you be the next?
Programs Offered:
  • M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • M.A. in Gifted Education
  • Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education
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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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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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George Mason University

Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.

Programs Offered:
  • Master of Education in Special Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis

 
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

 
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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George Washington University

GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development offers online Graduate Education Master’s programs that prepare leaders like you for research, policy, and practice in the fields of teaching, leadership and administration and education technology.

Programs Offered:
  • Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design
  • Master of Arts in Education and Human Development in Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Graduate Certificate in E-Learning
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Keiser University Graduate School

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:
  • PhD in Educational Leadership
  • Education Specialist in Educational Leadership

 
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