On behalf of the faculty, staff, and teacher candidates, welcome to the Department of Education. As part of the Belmont University community, the Department of Education has a long history of preparing students to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage, and faith. This dedication is evident in our departmental theme: Building together for excellence in education. Building together is represented by our belief in the constructivist philosophy. We believe that teaching and learning are active and collaborative processes. Our programs are steeped in excellence as reflected in the application of nationally recognized standards.
The Department of Education offers several programs options for our undergraduate students:
• An Education Minor is an option for students who are interested in learning about the field of education but who are not pursuing teaching licensure through the Department of Education.
• An Education Major is an option for students who want to gain licensure as an undergraduate. In addition to an education major, students on this path have a second major in another academic area.
• The 4+1 Program is a popular option for many of our undergraduate students. On this path, students complete an education minor as an undergraduate; this is the “4” in the 4+1. Then after completing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, students return for the Master of Arts in Teaching program; this is the “+1” part.
It is important to note that students on this path must apply and be accepted to our graduate program to complete the “+1” portion.
Our licensure programs prepare teachers for early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school settings.
Please see the undergraduate and graduate catalog for more information.
We are thrilled that you are considering our programs. As you can see, there are multiple options. If you have additional questions after visiting our site, please feel free to contact us. Once again, welcome!
Chair, Department of Education