Bachelor of Arts — Program Overview
Do you plan to teach art, music or physical education? Enroll a K-12 education major at Briar Cliff. Our program is known for producing caring, distinguished teachers and is fully approved by the Iowa Department of Education.
As a K-12 education major, you'll major in your specialized subject (art, music or P.E.) and complete both an elementary and a secondary license. This qualifies you to teach your subject in a variety of settings: from elementary to middle school to high school.
Before you begin student teaching, you will have already gained 120 hours of classroom experience through observations, small groups and practicums. This ensures that you'll be prepared for the best possible student teacher experience »
CATHOLIC SCHOOL TEACHING
You have the option to complete a certificate program to teach in Catholic schools. This certificate program is a partnership between the four Iowa Catholic Dioceses and BCU’s education and theology departments. Although not a full teaching endorsement, this certificate enables you to teach religion courses and gives you preferential hiring status in Diocesan schools.
Additional Program Requirements
All students intending to seek licensure must first be admitted into the Teacher Preparation Program, and enlisted as an academic major in their specific subject.