Faculty in the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences facilitate undergraduate pre-service teaching programs in the areas of early childhood education, elementary education, middle grades education, physical education, and special education. For those students who are interested in teaching, math, science, English, and social studies at the secondary level (9-12), there is the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree program. This is a graduate-level program that provides an avenue of entry into the teaching profession through graduate study.
The idea that teaching and learning is a life-long endeavor is emphasized through the graduate education programs available to our in-service educators. Graduate programs are offered to lead to a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in the areas of Educational Leadership, Instructional Technology, Literacy, and Special Education. Two Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) programs are available in Educational Leadership and Instructional Technology. In Spring 2019, the Spadoni College of Education and Social Sciences began offering an advanced graduate program, the Ph.D. in Education. The program offers a study in one of three specialization areas, Educational Leadership, Higher Education Administration, and Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.
The college also offers Add-on Certificates in Literacy Teacher, Literacy Coach, and Special Education. The Certificate in Online Teaching and Training is a 12-credit certificate program offered totally online.