The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation provides matriculation-to-graduation advising and other academic and professional support to undergraduate students preparing for careers in K-12 teaching. Students completing a program supported by the Center will achieve both a major in their chosen discipline, as well as fulfill the requirements for a preliminary teaching credential within their time at LMU. Students complete their major program requirements through their respective college/school while simultaneously completing the credential coursework and requirements through the School of Education.

Students pursuing a Mild/Moderate teaching credential are able to teach in special education classrooms in elementary school (grades K-6), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12) settings. Should a student choose to teach in a middle school or high school setting, they must choose a subject area in which to teach. At LMU, students can pursue subject areas such as Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Social Science, and Spanish. Although students typically major in the content area they plan to teach, students can major in any discipline.

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You might be a Special Education major if you:

  • Have a passion for teaching students with special needs
  • Want to work with kids
  • Want to specialize in a certain subject

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