Undergraduate Education Program Options

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Rockhurst offers undergraduate majors in elementary, middle, secondary and special education leading to initial teacher certification. Each major prepares you to critically examine various educational philosophies and institutional arrangements.

Elementary Education Major 
A bachelor's degree in elementary education prepares you to teach in grades 1-6.

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

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French (K-12)
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social science
  • Spanish (K-12)

Special Education Major
A bachelor’s degree in special education prepares you for a career educating students in grades K-12. Special education is a growing field and Rockhurst equips you to work with students who have mild-moderate/cross-categorical disabilities.