Becoming a Teacher

This curriculum supports students interested in education careers in elementary, secondary, inclusive early childhood, or special education.

This five course, 15-credit pathway is designed to give students a set of introductory-level credits with a focus on the field of education, including an introduction to the history and philosophy of pedagogy, a study of the teaching process, and an exploration of best practices for teaching students with exceptionalities.  

Pathway Requirements (listed in suggested course sequence):  

  • EDU 112:  Foundations of Education (3 credits)
  • ENG 101:  Composition & Presentation I (3 credits)
  • ENG 111:  Composition & Presentation II  (3 credits)
  • SED 201:  Dimensions in Exceptionality (3 credits)
  • EDU 216:  The Teaching Process (3 credits)

This pathway may lead to the following programs at UMM:

B.S. in Education with concentrations in:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Inclusive Early Childhood Education

Minors in:

Completion of these programs allows students to pursue careers in the following fields:

  • Activity/recreation director
  • Case/care manager
  • Educator in primary and secondary schools
  • Family resource coordinator
  • Family support professional/advocate
  • Government official
  • Negotiator/mediator
  • Non-profit organization director
  • Preschool teacher
  • Sports administrator
  • Youth counselor

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Must sign up by December of your junior year.