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The Department of Education programs are designed to prepare teachers for certification in Seventh-day Adventist church schools and in public school systems, as well as for graduate study in education and related fields.

The unit’s conceptual framework is built on the theme–“Holistic Preparation of Teachers for Service in a Multicultural Society” and provides the framework for the teaching and assessment systems. The fifteen conceptual framework outcomes are clearly identified in every aspect of teaching and of the assessment system to help students gain knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective teachers.

The Teacher Education Program is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and it is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Department of Education, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).



  • Biology Education (B.S.)
  • Elementary Education (B.S.)
  • English Language Arts Education (B.S.)
  • Health/Physical Education Teaching P-12 (B.S.)
  • Mathematics Education (B.S.)
  • Music: Instrumental Education P-12 (B.S.)
  • Music: Vocal/Choral Education P-12 (B.S.)
  • Religious Education (B.S.)
  • Social Science Education (B.S.)




ED 130 : Orientation to Teaching

An introductory course that includes an overview of the American school system and the preparation and qualities essential for successful teaching in public and private schools. Students will engage in classroom observation and participation in public school classrooms. Prerequisite for admission to teacher education and EN 112.


ED 254 : Microbiology

A study of historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education. Special emphasis will be placed on ways of addressing the challenges posed by the cultural diversity in American schools. Prerequisites: EN 112 and ED 130.


ED 300 : Classroom Organization and Management

Analysis and implementation of effective classroom organization in self-contained, nongraded and multigraded settings. Strategies for effective discipline, flexible grouping patterns, and healthy classroom climate are investigated. Prerequisites: ED 130 and 240 and admission to teacher education.



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