Three Dimensions

General Education consists of courses students select from the traditional academic disciplines such as the arts, biology, history, mathematics, and English. This dimension of the curriculum is meant to provide the broadly-based liberal arts educational foundation needed by every educational professional.

Content Education centers on the academic discipline(s) chosen by the preservice teacher to be his/her area of teaching expertise. Prospective secondary teachers may select from 10 teaching areas such as earth science, English, French, mathematics, social studies, and so on.

Professional Education consists of a sequence of courses that aid the preservice teacher in the knowledge, comprehension, and application of the skills and strategies professional educators judge to be necessary to be an effective teacher. The professional education sequence provides a variety of experiences including service learning and early field experience opportunities.