Bachelor of Arts
The Education Department at the University of Charleston prepares students who will be committed educators, lifelong learners, and community servants. More specifically, the education faculty provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become effective educators and classroom teachers. There are four majors available in the department, each with its own unique focus and strong field placement component.
UC offers bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education (K-6), Elementary Education/Special Education (double major, K-6), Secondary Special Education, (Grade 5-Adult), and Elementary Studies and Child Development (non-certification degree).
# of Completers
8.2% (for 2015; per Director of Financial Aid)
Elementary Education - provides initial certification for Elementary (K-6). Majors may add the following options, making them more marketable:
Elementary Education and Special Education (double major) - provides initial certification for Elementary (K-6) and Multi-Categorical Special Education (K-6). Majors may add the following options, making them more marketable:
Secondary Special Education - provides initial certification in Multi-Categorical Secondary Special Education (5-Adult). Students obtain content endorsements in Math, English and Social Studies, meeting the Highly Qualified teacher credential from the West Virginia Department of Education. Majors may add the following options, making them more marketable:
Elementary Studies and Child Development - prepares students to work in a variety of educational settings that do not require certification, such as private schools, childcare centers, non-profit agencies, social-service agencies, education corporations and family entertainment/media corporations. Majors have the following options, making them more marketable: