School of Education (Undergraduate)
Major: Elementary Education K-6
- Early Childhood
- Remedial Reading
Dr. Marilyn Evans, Chair of Undergraduate Teacher Education
PACE: Bachelor's of Education for Teacher Assistants
The School of Education seeks to produce not only effective professional educators and state-certified teachers but also concerned, compassionate individuals who value each student's life and who are dedicated to helping all students to learn and fulfill his or her God-given potential. The School of Education's goal is the development of Teachers as Servant Leaders, supported by its program that emphasizes academic excellence, professional knowledge, character development, and leadership opportunities. Education candidates will have real-world experience through internships, practicum and directed observation and teaching in elementary schools.
Candidates planning to teach in elementary schools must not only meet the requirements for graduation from Belhaven University but also must complete courses specified for teacher licensure. All course requirements are subject to change reflecting requirements from the Mississippi Department of Education. Prospective elementary teachers should major in Elementary Education.
Prospective students desiring to teach at the middle/high school levels should major in the subject/content area in which they plan to earn their degree and should also consider the Dual Enrollment option leading to the Mississippi Alternate Route to Teacher Certification.
Licenses that entitle the holder to teach in public schools in Mississippi are issued by the Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensure, Jackson, Mississippi. Applications for licensure may be secured from the Dean of the School of Education. Students who plan to teach in states other than Mississippi are responsible for securing all requirements and forms.
ADMISSION TO BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY ADMIT ONE TO TEACHER EDUCATION.