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- Human Development Major - The interdisciplinary Human Development major explores the psychological, social, and cultural facets of human development and learning across the life span. Graduates of the program will possess skills that will prepare them for employment in schools, social services, child-care organizations, criminal justice, health-care agencies, mental health and community development organizations. They will also be prepared to continue their education in a graduate program in business, child and family advocacy, counseling, education, law, psychology, and social work, as well as to pursue one of the current graduate programs offered in the School of Education in Counseling Psychology, Educational Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, and Special Education.
- The School of Education offers undergraduate students a combination of exploratory opportunities that can provide a strong foundation for graduate study. Subsequent graduate study can lead to New York State classroom teacher certification or numerous other career options in education. The University does NOT offer teacher certification programs at the Undergraduate level. There is an 18-credit minor for those who want an undergraduate concentration in education.
Educational Studies Minor - Targeted to interests in classroom teaching, educational/counseling psychology, and education in society, this 18-credit minor invites undergraduates to study issues in education and gather experience in educational settings. Though not a requirement for subsequent graduate study, the Education Studies minor, when coupled with a strong preparation in a subject matter area, can offer a powerful preparation for career options in a variety of human services.
- Our students take advantage of pre-professional opportunities related to education through the Future Educators’ Club and Kappa Delta Pi.
- Community Service EPSY 390 - Through community service, junior and senior undergraduates have an opportunity to gain insight regarding their roles as citizens and professionals in meeting the educational needs of the community's youth, while earning credits toward their degree. This course can be repeated for a maximum of six credits. As of Spring 2013, EPSY 390 will have a prerequisite. Students must have taken either EPSY 200 or TEPS 200 prior to receiving permission to enroll in EPSY 390.
- Future Educators’ Club - The Future Educators’ Club (FEC) is for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in the field of education. The Club discusses hot topics in teaching, school psychology, educational administration, higher education, and more. It also allows undergraduates interested in education careers to meet regardless of major or participation in the Education Studies minor.
- Pathways Into Education Center – The Pathways Into Education Center (PIE) is the “one-stop shop” for advisement about School of Education courses, the undergraduate minor, graduate degree programs, and issues related to professional certification in education. Prospective and non-degree students, undergraduate students, and graduate students with questions about professional certification and career options are welcome to visit the Center.
A Philosophy of Undergraduate Education
The School’s approach to undergraduate education is amply supported by research indicating that undergraduate students are best prepared for careers in education when they supplement their rigorous college majors with educational courses. During this time, students consider their futures within education while mastering content knowledge and developing personal skills.
This balance proves invaluable, both in enabling students to work with a wide range of populations and to address educational policy issues. Students can continue with graduate study in areas such as: