All-Levels Teacher Education

Through all-levels certification, you can pursue a teaching career instilling a passion for art, theatre, music or Spanish in your students. You will certify to teach age 3 through grade 12, which will prepare for you multiple teaching possibilities after graduation. These areas of certification combine courses specific to each discipline with the required professional education curriculum for teacher certification.

Through all-levels certification, you can pursue a teaching career instilling a passion for art, theatre, music or Spanish in your students. You will certify to teach age 3 through grade 12, which will prepare for you multiple teaching possibilities after graduation. These areas of certification combine courses specific to each discipline with the required professional education curriculum for teacher certification.

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Are you ready for the challenge?

In the art education degree, you will take advanced art courses such as ceramics, drawing and jewelry/metals. The theatre education degree offers courses such as directing, children’s theatre, voice and diction, and theatre lighting. In music education, immerse yourself in music theory, arranging and music literature. In Spanish education, take advanced language courses as well as courses in culture and Spanish literature. In all four degrees, students take area-specific courses alongside education courses in instructional strategies, classroom management and more, preparing you to serve with excellence in today’s diverse classrooms.

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Education students in class

Art, music, theatre and Spanish are vital parts of a well-rounded age 3 through grade 12 education. Some of your future students will find the paths to their own careers in the arts or foreign language through your mentorship. Be an exciting part of your future students’ education with an All-Levels Education degree plan from ACU.

Program Structure

All-Levels Teacher Education

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Required Hours

Varies by field of study

Example Coursework

Educational Foundations and Multicultural Perspectives
Educational Psychology
Effective Teaching Strategies for English Language Learners
Teaching Students with Special Needs

Department

Varies by Certification

Application Deadlines

Early Action: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Spotlight

Laura Combs Perez’s Story

Laura Perez teaches at Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy, a public school in Austin committed to the arts for all children. In her first year, Laura was named an Austin ISD Teacher of Promise. Laura tells how her preparation in the ACU Teacher Education Program prepared her to live into calling of teaching with excellence and caring, informed by her faith commitment to serve all children.

Special Education and Interdisciplinary Options

ACU offers both a Bachelor of Science with early childhood/elementary certification and a Bachelor of Science in special education with early childhood/elementary certification.

Additionally, ACU offers interdisciplinary teacher education programs that allow you to teach the following subjects at all early childhood and elementary levels:

  • Art
  • Music (instrumental, piano, vocal)
  • Spanish
  • Theatre

For those interested in combining a master’s degree with their undergraduate teacher training, ACU offers a one year M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning designed for ACU students who will complete a bachelor’s degree in education.

Opportunities

Teacher helping student

What can you do after graduation?

  • Public or private school teacher
  • Educational consultant
  • Christian ministry
  • Education nonprofit agencies
  • Leadership roles in youth organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  • Museum education

Activities

Teacher education students can participate in a number of real-world learning experiences, including:

  • Study abroad
  • Innovative schools site visits
  • Meaningful field experiences
  • Global Service Trips
  • Undergraduate research
Laura Harris

Laura Harris Spotlight

Laura Harris (’17) is living her dream as a theatre director at Keller High School in Keller, Texas. Her experience as a student at ACU was an integral part of her journey here.

Harris’ degree plan combined theatre and education courses, helping to prepare her for a career as a theatre director.

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