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As a student in our Education minor, you’ll explore the fundamental elements involved in the art and science of teaching while also learning specific skills and techniques to reach even the most at-risk students. We offer you an unparalleled experience that will give you the skills and confidence to work in any educational environment and provide for your future students.

Careers: Teacher, Education Administrator, Special Education Teacher, Counselor

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REALIZE THE JOY OF FORMING THE NEXT GENERATION

Teaching is not simply a career; it’s a passion and a calling to form the future generations of thinkers that will build the future. That’s why we take our Education program very seriously. We aim to provide you with everything necessary to feed the hungry hearts and souls of the students who will ultimately be placed in your care for formation.

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Skills you will gain with

A Education DEGREE

  1. Proficiency in Teaching Strategies – In this program, you’ll analyze learning theories and their application in a classroom setting. You’ll learn the process of planning for and choosing effective instructional strategies to enhance student learning and how to effectively and appropriately integrate different types of technology into the instructional process.
  2. Classroom Management – You’ll grasp the major theories animating educational and classroom management at the micro and macro levels. Topics will include: student behavior, discussion of effective classroom rules and procedures, school safety, parental involvement and strategies for creating a positive, safe environment to meet the needs of all students.
  3. Practical Knowledge of Educational Psychology – Examine learning theories and models of teaching with particular attention to examining the philosophical, developmental and psychological roots of various approaches. In doing so, you’ll more accurately assess current trends in schooling and the psychological and cultural foundations behind them.
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Required Courses

  • EDUC 201 Educational Foundations (4 credits)
  • EDUC 210 Measurement and Assessment in the Classroom (3 credits)
  • EDUC 220 Instructional Strategies (3 credits)
  • EDUC 240 Classroom Management and Organization (3 credits)
  • EDUC 302 Educational Psychology (4 credits)

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Career Services prides itself on providing students, alumni and employers with the opportunity to connect. No matter where you are in your career search, whether it’s deciding on a path, preparing for your first job interview or working on graduate school or fellowship applications, we can help.

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Catholic Culture

The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.

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CORE CURRICULUM

With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.

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FORM THE LEADING THINKERS OF TOMORROW

The Elementary Education major doesn’t simply give you commanding use of mere pedagogical tools; it prepares you to pass onto your students a love for life, knowledge and truth. And the need is great; we simply cannot keep up with the demand from public, classical and Catholic schools for our Education graduates. Apply now, your future students need you!

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