Bachelor of Science in Education

The Bachelor of Science in Education degree leads to certification in Early Childhood Education, Middle Grades Education, or Music Education.

Each program meets national and state standards for the preparation of elementary, middle grades, and music teachers. Students in each of these program should expect to spend a significant amount of time in actual classrooms. Admission to this program at the junior level is a separate process from admission to the college and requires a 2.75 GPA, along with passing of the GACE Program Admission Test (or exemption through SAT or ACT scores),and passing of the Educator Ethics Assessment.
As an education major at Truett McConnell, you will find that the faculty members place a high priority on your calling. Faculty members recognize that only those who are called into the teaching profession will be truly successful teachers. Once you enter the Teacher Education Program (in the beginning of the junior year), you will spend over 1,000 hours in local classrooms. You will learn how to be a professional who understands what children need to learn and the most effective techniques for teaching the required knowledge. You will also grow in your walk with Christ as you wrestle with how to be salt and light in your future classroom, even though the Bible may not be a part of the curriculum.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

The concentration in early childhood education prepares future teachers to teach young children in preschool through grade 5.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Creative Arts, Reading diagnosis/Remediation
  • Physics in P-8 schools
  • PE for Elementary School
  • Number Systems
  • Curriculum & Assessment
  • Practicums and Internships

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Education Administrator
  • Childcare Director
  • Teacher Assistant

MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION

The concentration in middle grades education prepares future teachers of adolescent learners (grades 4-8) in concentrations of either Math and Science, or Language Arts and Social Studies.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Fundamentals of Reading and Writing
  • Middle Grades Literature
  • Integrating LA for Adolescent Learner
  • Reading & Writing in Content Area
  • Practicums and Internships

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • Instructor of math and science
  • Instructor of language arts and social studies

MUSIC EDUCATION

The Concentration in Music Education prepares future teachers for a career teaching general music principles, or instrumental or choral music to preschool through grade 12.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Music Theory
  • Music Appreciation
  • Applied Method Classes
  • Music Technology
  • Performances Classes

POSSIBLE CAREERS

  • MusicInstructor
  • Private instrument teacher; both private and group

CONTACT

Dr. Julie Lutz, Dean of The Peter and Gredel Walpot School of Education and Assistant Professor of Education
706-865-2134, ext. 6100
jlutz@truett.edu