Teachers positively and significantly impact the lives of many young learners. If you want to change lives, a degree in education will open doors to opportunities to shape the next generation.
Why Study Education at Iona?
Our program will develop your joy in lifelong learning, so you can pass that joy onto students.
You will learn from dedicated faculty who have first-hand experience as teachers, principals, and school superintendents. They will become your mentors, field placement supervisors, career advisers and advocates as they help you move successfully from our campus to a classroom of your own.
You will be on a timely path to teaching with field placement opportunities within your first two years.
In each of our concentrated degrees, you will focus on a specific age group or subject area to teach.
Childhood Education: Specialize in educating young minds in grades 1-6.
Childhood / Early Childhood Education: A dual certification that prepares you to work with diverse student populations from birth - grade 6.
Adolescence Education: Target your career to educating grades 7-12 in a specific subject area, choosing from Biology, English, Mathematics, Social Studies or Spanish.
What You'll Learn
You will gain an understanding of how students learn, and you will develop the skills and experience to teach children and young adults in diverse settings.
You will learn the practical skills of setting up and managing a classroom, developing and presenting effective lesson plans.
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- To fulfill Social Science requirement: two courses in ECO/ENT/POL/PSY/SOC
- Second course in Math
- Second course in Science
- Second consecutive course in Foreign Language
- Introduction to Oral Communication
- Adolescent Psychology
- Principles and Procedures of Education
- Foundations of Educational Theory
- An Introduction to Special Education
- Field Experience I
- Instruction & Assessment Strategies on the Secondary Level
- Field Experience II
- Literacy and Learning in the Middle and Secondary Schools
- Literacy Across the Curriculum: Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Grade 7 - 12
- Observation and Student Teaching for Adolescence Education, Grades 7 - 12
Concentration Requirements: (minimum 30 credits)
- Major Works of Shakespeare
- Introduction to Literary Studies
- New Contexts and Voices in Literary Studies
- Literature for Young Adults
- Linguistics and History of English Language
- Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
- Medieval Literature
- Three ENG 300-400 Level courses*
*At least one period or elective course must focus primarily on gender, ethnicity, race and/or post-colonialism:
- Multicultural Writers of America
- African American Literature
- Post Colonial Literature
- Images of Women in Modern American Literature