Frequently Asked Questions
We start placing you in schools during your freshman year. In nearly every semester, you will have some type of involvement in a school, working with children and teachers. In some cases, you will be working in after school programs; in other cases, you will be working with struggling readers or tutoring - and all of these activities are required parts of coursework. You will not be alone - your professors will be in the schools with you, giving you the help, supervision, and support you will need to become an excellent teacher.
Once you receive your Indiana license, it is relatively easy to apply for a license in another state. The licensing advisors at UE can help you with out-of-state licensing applications.
In your first school placements, you will be assigned in groups that have access to cars, so getting to and from a local school is not difficult. In your sophomore through senior years, however, you will need a reliable car.
Most Education classes enroll between 12 and 20 students, depending on the major and other requirements. In School of Education programs, you will be well known to your professors and your peers, as we make it a point to get to know all of our students very well.
Of course - we encourage it! Your advisors will work with you to plan your Harlaxton or semester abroad in such a way that will allow you to keep up with your classmates in Education.
The School of Education does not require a computer or any particular brand of technology; however, you will find that a laptop is extremely useful for all of your classes. Try and buy one with as much memory as you can afford.
The College of Education and Health Sciences in Graves Hall houses a modern, well-equipped Multimedia Center that is managed by a former teacher who can help you. The Center houses a variety of technology and computer equipment, all of the adopted textbooks for Indiana, and a wide range of teaching resources.
Yes! And we strongly advise doing so. The key is making sure you and your advisors are in regular contact and that each semester's schedule works toward your goal.
In most cases, the answer is yes; but of course, a double major means meeting the requirements for both majors. The key to being successful with double majors is to work closely with the advisors for each of the majors, who also will work together for you.
You will be licensed as an elementary teacher to teach all of these subjects in kindergarten through sixth grade.
Your minor will definitely enhance your employability, especially if you have added the minor to your teaching license - that is, you have completed the requirements for the license along with the minor requirements (usually a test).
A limited number of courses are offered online during the winter term and summer sessions. The majority of courses in the TESL program are offered online.
Many students in the School of Education are student athletes or are involved in numerous campus organizations.