The Department of Teacher Education is committed to developing exemplary educators through the integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for teaching and learning in a global society.

Through our department, you can add elementary or secondary teacher certification to your bachelor's degree program and still graduate within four years. While certification is available for most undergraduate majors, it fits especially well with majors from the College of Arts & Sciences. The certification track requires extra courses, but can expand your future career opportunities. We also offer teacher certification through our Master of Initial Teaching (MIT) program.

In the tradition of Jesuit education, we aim to prepare educators who are ethical leaders in classrooms and communities. We not only challenge you academically, but we also provide meaningful service and experiential learning opportunities that allow you to explore teaching in school settings, while making a positive difference in real students' lives.

Teacher Education

95%

Placement rate for our MIT program

3

Full-time Faculty Members

14

Different Endorsements Offered

2

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Dr. Deborah Nieding

Dr. Deborah Nieding

Associate Professor, Chair, Department-Teacher Education

Teacher Education Chair challenges the next generation to think globally

Kathryn Kocarnik

Kathryn Kocarnik

Physical Education '08

This Lush Garden at a South L.A. School Helps Kids Learn About Veggies — and Eat Them, Too.

Lauren Macey

Lauren Macey

Masters in Initial Teaching Alumni '12

Lauren Macey, MIT ’12, exemplifies all of our graduates with her life-changing account of her daily motivation

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