Working with children and teaching them not only how to read but also valuable life skills requires patience, dedication, and creativity. If these characteristics describe you, then look into UND’s Elementary Education major and see the difference you can make in a child’s life. UND’s College of Education & Human Development produces some of the best teachers of all ages in North Dakota and beyond.
Personalize your major to suit your teaching goals by supplementing it with another related major or preparing yourself for graduate school. By completing the Teacher Education Program, you’ll be eligible for licensure by the state to teach. Some course options are:
- Introduction to Education
- Child Development
- Observing and Assessing Children
- Technology for Teachers
- Field Experience
UND’s Teacher Education Program is dedicated to preparing first-class educators, and they require each student to complete a student teaching experience, whether it’s in a local school or abroad. Take advantage of other unique opportunities that UND has to offer and get involved on campus.
Internships—Student Teaching is a required part of the Teacher Education Program, and can provide you with experience to show you your strengths and weaknesses as a teacher while helping you to become an effective educator.
Clubs and Organizations—At UND, we have a few key extracurricular organizations for students in the Teacher Education Program, which include:
- Student North Dakota Education Association (SNDEA)
- Student Council for Exceptional Children
- Early Childhood Education Student Association (ECESA)
Through earning your degree in Teacher Education and passing the licensing exams, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a multitude of environments, such as:
- Public schools
- Private schools
- Head Starts
- Child development centers
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