Degree Programs

The College of Education offers bachelor’s degrees in Education at different grade levels and in many different fields. Our undergraduate program prepares students for careers in a diverse range of educational settings. Our degree programs are rigorous, innovative and produce exemplary leaders in education. Students can choose from early childhood education, middle school or secondary education with a variety of concentrations and certification areas.

  • Early Childhood Education
    • Available certification areas: English as a Second Language (ESL) and Special Education or Bilingual
  • Middle School Education
    • Available content areas: Language & Literacy, Math, Science or Social Studies
  • Secondary Education
    • Available content areas: Language & Literacy, Social Studies, Life Science or Physical Science

All-Level Certification
We offer an all-level certification program for students who wish to teach Music, Art, Physical Education or Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in early childhood through grade 12 settings. Students will follow the secondary education program of study and will complete the 12-week student teaching program. View All-Level Degree Plan

Educational Studies
Teacher candidates who major in a content area (teaching field) outside of the College of Education may obtain a double major in Educational Studies.

Content Areas for Double Major in Educational Studies:

  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • English
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Mathematics
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts

Minor in Educational Studies

A minor in educational studies does not require admission to the College of Education and the minor does not lead to teacher certification. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher on TCU coursework and must earn a C or better in all education courses used to satisfy the minor. View Education Minor Degree Plan

Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies

The College of Education offers a Bachelor of Science in Youth Advocacy and Educational Studies (YAES). This program is designed for students who desire to work in the broader field of education, but do not wish to obtain teacher certification. View YAES Degree Plan

This program provides YAES majors with an understanding of the field of education and the complex local, regional and global challenges it faces from interdisciplinary and inter-professional perspectives. Upon completion of this degree, individuals will be prepared to begin their careers in educational policy and youth advocacy by serving in the following environments: public school program administration; government supported initiatives; faith-based organizations; a variety of non-profit agencies; and for various foundations that advocate for the well-being of children and youth.​