School of Education credential students from the Subject Program engaged in discussion with Educational Leadership students The small class sizes in the single subject credential program are focused on the skills necessary to become a successful teacher three women in a math teaching methods class working together to create a poster for a lesson An closeup image of an eye, with the quote from one of the single subject program students: What Inspires me about working with adolescents is that i get to see the future right before my eyes...i like what i see! photograph of a female teacher in the classroom with students raising hands to answer a question stylized view of a library bookshelf

Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education (CSSE)

The Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education is dedicated to the advancement of excellence in education. CSSE offers an exemplary Single Subject teacher education preparation program based on sound educational practice, extensive research knowledge, and sensitivity to the needs of diverse populations. Our faculty is comprised of internationally recognized scholars from a wide variety of subject area disciplines who study and produce current research in teacher education and curriculum studies, and who are familiar with the best practices of teachers. CSSE has partnerships with many local middle and high schools that provide many opportunities for students to be part of a high quality teaching and learning community.

While most of the programs in CSSE are designed for positions in public schools, students can also receive preparation in our Master of Arts in Curriculum Teaching and Learning, applicable to a wide variety of non-teaching positions in education, government, and the corporate sector. The Master of Arts in Curriculum Teaching and Learning allows students to design their own program of study (area of emphasis), or select an area of emphasis in Educational Technology, specifically designed for students interested in technology applications in the public or private sector.