Education Program Options

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Rockhurst offers majors in elementary, middle, and secondary education leading to initial teacher certification. Undergraduate courses teach students to critically examine various educational philosophies and institutional arrangements.

Elementary Education Major 
The bachelor's degree in elementary education prepares students to teach in grades 1 through 6.

Middle School Education Major
Middle school certification will prepare students to teach in grades 5-9. Students seeking middle school certification will double major in education and one of the following content areas:

  • language arts
  • mathematics
  • science
  • social sciences

Secondary Education Major
Secondary school certification will prepare students to teach in grades 9-12. French or Spanish certification prepares students to teach grades K through 12. Students seeking secondary school certification will double major in education and one of the following content areas:

  • business
  • English
  • French
  • mathematics
  • social sciences
  • unified science (biology, chemistry and physics)
  • Spanish