Education Major

Course Description

Undergraduate students pursuing Middle Level and High School (ML/HS), K-12 Music, or K-12 PE licensure must double major in an approved endorsement area and Education.

Approved Endorsement Area (ML/HS) Corresponding Major
Advanced Math Math Education (Individualized major only)
Biology Biological Science: General Biology Emphasis
Language Arts English
Music Music Education
Physical Education/Health Health and Human Kinetics
Social Studies History and Social Studies or Social Science

Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of the teacher education program, candidates will be able to:

  • Exhibit the knowledge, skills, abilities, and professional dispositions required for the Oregon Initial License, as provided in Oregon Administrative Rule 584-018-0105, and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.
  • Model the values, ethics, and character of a Christian educator in a diverse and change world.
  • Meet the high standards of the program in coursework, clinical experiences, and work products, leading to the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and physical achievement of the students they will teach.


Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Education Major

The Education major is for middle school/high school content area licensure and K12 music and physical education licensure.

Must be done in conjunction with an approved content major.

Prerequisite: PSY 140 or 141

45 credits: 36 credits in residence, 36 credits upper division*. Required:

ED 250 Introduction to Education (with 30 hours of practicum) 2
ED 282/3 Curriculum Planning and the Role of the Teacher (50 hrs of practicum) 3
ED 334 Teacher as Manager with Practicum (30 hrs of practicum) 2
ED 483 Professional Development Seminar 2
ED 491 Student Teaching I 2
ED 495 Student Teaching II 14
EDIM 473 Instructional Methods and Materials for ML/HS Authorization 3
EDLIT 373 Reading and Writing in the Content Area 3
EDPSY 360 Exceptional Learners and Multicultural Education 3
EDPSY 395 Observation, Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDPSY 420 Learning Theory 3
HD 230 Lifespan Human Development 3
OR HD 312 Mid-Child through Adolescent Development 3
SS 353 Cultural Diversity 3

* Students majoring in Health and Human Kinetics and seeking Physical Education
licensure must take an additional 10 credits of Professional Activities coursework,
selected from HHK 300-309 to complete major requirements.