Our bachelor of science degree in Applied Learning and Development will prepare you to teach children with different backgrounds and abilities. At our core, our programs in this major focus on preparing you to be a teacher leader, ready to take on all of the opportunities and challenges the classroom offers.
As a teacher, you will introduce children to fundamental academics and help guide them as they develop socially, emotionally, and culturally. Our teacher preparation program provides you with nearly 800 hours of hands-on experience working with children in classrooms, far exceeding the state’s 30-hour requirement. By the end of your program, you will be well prepared to take the teacher certification exams. Our program’s passing rate historically exceeds 95%.
We also offer non-certification programs that prepare you to work with children and youth in a variety of settings such as the YMCA, parks and recreation departments, day-care centers, after-school programs, government agencies, and more.