Degrees Offered in Education
One of the reasons College of Saint Mary education majors are highly sought after by schools is because of their ability to hit the ground running in the real-world classroom setting. That’s because our program uniquely places you in classrooms a full year prior to most other programs in the area. You get into the field sooner than in many programs so you can apply what you’re learning and experience the dynamics of actual classrooms as well as the impact of your actions on the children you help teach. This opportunity, combined with the career-relevant endorsements we offer help you prepare to lead and enjoy a fulfilling, fruitful career in education.
You may choose to focus on any level — early childhood, elementary, secondary, special education or K-12 education. We also offer a middle school endorsement option for both elementary and secondary majors. Supplemental endorsements include English as a second language, reading and writing, and coaching.
We also offer Project S.M.A.R.T.— we partner with Girls, Inc so you can teach and mentor elementary girls on campus, Project L.I.F.E. — a literacy practicum where you will work with under-resourced students, and Crestview Homework Club — where you’ll teach children from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds at a Mercy Housing Project.
Graduate degrees in education allow those with backgrounds in education, or other areas, to advance their professional careers. Master degrees in education are available for initial certification (Master of Arts in Teaching) or to advance best practices for current teachers (Master of Science in Teaching). The doctor of education degree is specifically designed to prepare educational leaders in academic, clinical or business careers. Completed dissertations are available via dissertations and theses.