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.E.D. with major in Early Childhood Education
- B.S.E.D. with major in Elementary Education
- B.S.E.D. with major in Indigenous Language Education
- B.S.E.D. with major in Middle Level Education
- B.S.E.D. with major in Secondary Education
- B.S.E.D. with composite major in Science (secondary)
- B.S.E.D. with composite major in Social Studies (secondary)
Students preparing to teach in the secondary schools may fulfill teacher education requirements by completing the following degree programs in the major and the professional education sequence in the Department of Teaching and Learning.
- B.A. in English
- B.A. in French
- B.A. in German
- B.A. in Spanish
- B.A. or B.S. in Mathematics
- B.S. in Biology
- B.S. in Chemistry
- B.S. in Geology
- B.S. in Geography
- B.S. in Physics
- B.F.A. in Visual Arts
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.
- Master of Science
- Master of Education
- Doctor of Education
- Doctor of Philosophy
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
- 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
- Applied Behavior Analysis (Graduate)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (Graduate)
- Autism Spectrum Disorders (Undergraduate)
- College Teaching (Graduate)
- Dyslexia & Language-Based Reading Disorders (Undergraduate)
- Early Intervention Leadership (Graduate)
- Instructional Coaching (Graduate)
- Mastery Learning (Graduate)
- Special Education (Undergraduate)
- Special Education (Graduate)
- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Graduate)
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.