Graduate College of Education (GCOE)

GCOE Undergraduate Programs

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The Graduate College of Education offers Undergraduate pathways to careers in Education.

The EDUC Minor prepares undergraduate students to explore and to prepare for careers as professional educators at the post-baccalaureate level. Courses are designed to include foundations of education roles in a variety of settings that include working with young children; students in elementary school and high school; and adults. Hands-on experience is a component of each course in the EDUC Minor and enables students to complete fieldwork requirements to enter credential programs following completion of the Bachelor's Degree. Students may satisfy both a minor and complementary studies requirements through the 12-credit EDUC Minor. Assistance and advising to complete requirements for application and admission to credential programs is provided to all EDUC Minor students.

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Provides undergraduate students with an overview of the field of special education.

An interdisciplinary program of required and elective courses ensures that students are exposed to a variety of courses pertaining to disability in our societyThe purpose of this minor is to provide undergraduate students with an overview of the field of special education. An interdisciplinary program of required and elective courses ensures that students are exposed to a variety of courses pertaining to disability in our society.

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Designed to provide students with the prerequisite knowledge necessary to apply to graduate study leading to the completion of a master’s degree in speech-language pathology or doctoral study in audiology.

While the BA degree in CD does not qualify the student to practice speech-language pathology or audiology, there are related fields open to the BA graduate that include teacher’s assistant, classroom aide, child development worker, and speech-language pathology assistant with additional intern experience beyond the undergraduate degree.

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GCOE Representative for Associated Students

Hello everyone! My name is Emily Villalobos and I am honored to be your Graduate College of Education Representative for Associated Students. As a senior in the Communicative Disorders Program, I have begun to pursue my dreams to become a speech-language pathologist while pushing myself to work harder than I ever have.... Read More About Emily

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The Graduate College of Education prepares reflective, transformative educators, clinicians, leaders, and scholars who advance the broad profession of education across the life span through excellence in the art and science of teaching and learning, research on critical issues in education and communicative disorders, integration of new technologies, and commitment to equity and social justice. Our programs are designed to meet global challenges through authentic learning experiences in academic and clinical environments that are grounded in our commitment to inclusiveness, integrity, community, social action, and evidence-based practice.


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