The School of Education adheres to high standards of academic excellence as it prepares caring, moral educators to teach in culturally diverse schools.

The school promotes excellence and accountability in teaching and learning within a framework of democracy and social justice. Faculty in the School of Education strive to model lifelong learning and the courage to take risks and creative thinking in professional interactions. 

Approved by the State Board for Educator Certification, the school offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher certification at four levels (EC–12, EC–6, 4–8 and 7–12) with certifications in Art, Bilingual Generalist, Chemistry, English Language Arts and Reading, ESL Generalist, Generalist, History, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, Social Studies, Spanish, Special Education and Theater Arts. 

Undergraduate degree-seeking students who complete the professional education courses designated below will be awarded a minor in teacher education in addition to their major. 

Academic majors that lead to teacher certification: 

All-Level Certification (EC–Grade 12)

Elementary School Certification (EC–Grade 6)

Middle School Certification (Grades 4–8)

Secondary Certification (Grades 7–12)