Elementary Education, BA & BS
Taylor University's elementary education program trains students in areas of instruction, subject matter, and classroom management. Students enter elementary school classrooms right away freshman year and, senior year, spend a full semester student teaching domestically and/or abroad. The elementary education major leads to a K-6 elementary generalist license approved by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and accredited by National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). A subject matter concentration is required by the IDOE. This concentration can be met by a special education certification (mild intervention); TESOL license; a junior high/middle school license in math, language arts, science or social studies; additional classes in a content area or an approved minor.
Educational Studies, BS
The educational studies major trains students to lead a classroom and teach subject matter to elementary students. This major does not lead to a teaching license. Employment opportunities include private schools, church-related schools, youth-related ministries, and education-related opportunities in a variety of settings.
Secondary Education Degrees
Our secondary education programs lead to licensure in grades 5-12 approved by the Indiana Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Biology Science Education, BS
- Chemistry Education, BS
- English Education, BS
- Mathematics Education, BS
- Physics / Mathematics Education, BS
- Physics Science Education, BS
- Spanish Education, BS
- Social Studies Education, BS (Social studies education students can be licensed to teach economics, geographical perspectives, government and citizenship, psychology, sociology, and historical perspectives.)
The following education programs lead to a licensure in grades P-12 approved by the Indiana Department of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- Art Education, BS
- Music Education, BS (This program provides certification for either Instrumental/General P-12 or Choral/General Primary-12.)
Taylor University's TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program is an additional licensure program for elementary education, secondary education, and all-grade candidates (music, art) approved by the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Upon completion of the program, candidates obtain two teaching licenses from the Indiana Department of Education: the license for their particular grade level and a TESOL license.
A TESOL minor or certificate is also available through the English Language Teaching department.