Department of Education
In our society, educators can never be replaced and are always in demand. As a DSU education major, you will get first-hand experience understanding the skills necessary to teach. We place a high emphasis on excellence and prepare our students to navigate the challenges presented by federal and state requirements and leave DSU prepared to become highly qualified and competent teachers. 100% of Education Department programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).
Projects within the field of education focus on using language as a learning tool; providing quality STEM learning opportunities; and how scientific reasoning, learning and education shape our lives.
Our faculty members are committed to training our students to be ready to fill educator rolls as highly qualified teachers. We prepare students to meet challenges in the classroom and to become highly sought-after certified educators.
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES & RESOURCES
The Department of Education at DSU places a high emphasis on producing excellent educators. We provide valuable resources to our students to prepare them to become qualified teachers and offer competitive scholarships to help them achieve their goals.
Teacher Education Program Admission
Students interested in the Teacher Education Program (TEP) must complete a formal admission process during their sophomore year.
Clinical Experiences are an important focus of the Teacher Education Program. Students work in a classroom setting to connect theory from coursework with effective teaching practices.
In order to provide the necessary hands-on learning experience for our students in the Teacher Education Program, we offer Student Teaching I and II during the last full year of enrollment prior to graduation. Student Teaching I consists of 10 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. Student Teaching II consists of a 16-week full-time placement (520 hours). Students are not permitted to register for additional courses during Student Teaching II.
The Scholar Teacher Education Program (STEP) Scholarship is available to qualifying, in-state DSU education majors.
Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship
Consider applying for this scholarship if you plan to teach in the STEM field.
Student Services Center
The Student Services Center mentors and assists sophomore and pre-majors with establishing goals and strategies to progress to advanced levels of their education.