Undergraduate Programs

Early Childhood Education

The early childhood education program at Brenau University offers teacher preparation for those wishing to teach in preschool settings or in elementary schools, kindergarten through the fifth grade.

Emphasis is on the mastery of instructional strategies that are developmentally appropriate for young children.

Since the typical early childhood professional teaches all areas of the curriculum, the program builds pedagogical theory and practice on a broad general education background.

Students must meet specific criteria for admission including a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average and demonstrate proficiency in computational skills and oral and written communication skills.

Field experiences in preschool as well as elementary school settings provide an opportunity for students to observe and to apply the skills gained in the academic classroom.

Student teaching, where the student assumes increasing responsibility for working with a whole class while under the supervision of an experienced teacher, completes the early childhood program of study.

Middle Grades

The middle grades program prepares professionals to teach children in grades four through eight. Students develop a variety of appropriate teaching methods and strategies that are specifically geared to the middle grades learner.

Students must meet specific criteria for admission including a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average and demonstrate proficiency in computational skills and oral and written communication skills.

Because middle grades instruction has more content emphasis, students choose two areas of concentration from the fields of:

  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Science

Professional education includes field experiences that allow students to observe and participate in programs for children or young adolescents in a variety of settings. The program culminates in a student teaching experience.

Special Education

The special education program is designed to prepare professionals to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities in public schools and community settings. Since the program includes appropriate instructional practice for learners with intellectual disabilities from preschool through grade twelve, students encounter a wide range of academic experiences.Students pursuing this major spend extensive time in field placements to develop professional competencies working with a variety of age groups.

Students must meet specific criteria for admission including a minimum of a 2.75 grade point average and demonstrate proficiency in computational skills and oral and written communication skills.

In order to qualify for Georgia certification, prospective teachers must pass a licensing exam.

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