Teaching, Leadership & Professional Practice (TLPP)
Educating Tomorrow's Leaders
We hear it all the time, "children are the future." The TLPP department feels that preparing leaders is a critical step in shaping the future our children will control.
- B.S.Ed. with major in Early Childhood Education
- B.S.Ed. with major in Elementary Education
- B.S.Ed. with major in Middle Level Education
- B.S.Ed. with major in Secondary Education
- B.S.Ed. with composite major in Science (secondary)
- B.S.Ed. with composite major in Social Studies (secondary)
Students preparing to teach in middle or high schools may fulfill teacher education requirements by completing the B.S.Ed. with major in Secondary Education along with one of the following degree programs in the College of Arts & Sciences:
- B.A. in English
- B.A. in one of the following foreign languages:
- B.A. History
- B.S. in Mathematics
- B.S. in one of the following scientific fields:
- B.A. or B.F.A. in Visual Arts
By earning your B.S.Ed. with major in Secondary Education, plus completing a program in your content area of choice, you will be prepared to teach middle or high school.
In addition, students preparing to teach music or physical education in the schools may fulfill requirements to teach grades 1 through 12 by completing the following degree programs and the professional education program in the Department.
Accelerated and Combined Programs
Accelerated and combined programs allow students to earn a bachelors and master's degree in as fast as five years.
- B.S./M.S. in Early Childhood Education
- specialization in Indigenous Teacher Education
- B.S. in Early Childhood Education/M.Ed. in Special Education
- B.S. in Elementary Education / M.Ed. Elementary Education with specialization in:
- General Elementary Education
- Indigenous Teacher Education
- B.A. in General Studies / M.Ed. in Special Education with additional Accelerated BGS/MED 4+1 program information
- B.S. in Elementary Education / M.S. in Reading Education
Leaders in Education
The Department of Teaching, Leadership & Professional Practice within the College of Education & Human Development is the primary unit for the preparation of teachers and P-12 school administrators.
The mission of the department articulates the vision of creating professionals who view teaching, learning and professional practice as a lifelong journey. The department serves as the lead organizational unit for the minor and/or various endorsements at the undergraduate level.
The Teacher Education Unit includes programs and faculty involved in the preparation of teachers and other school personnel. Programs within the department provide both undergraduate and graduate programs. Special education teacher credentials are offered at the graduate level. Ph.D.'s in Teacher Education, Higher Education and P-12 Educational Leadership are available.