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Education Student

Cumberlands’ education program provides an excellent foundation for students who seek a career in teaching. As an education major, you will benefit from working with professors who have practical teaching experience and from access to our instructional media library with its variety of teaching materials and media.

You’ll also have an opportunity for field study during your 12-week practicum at one of several schools within the district.

Secondary education certification (grades 9-12) may be obtained when you choose a major from another department and supplement those courses with a block of education courses required for certification.

What Can I Do With This Degree?

What you can do with a major in Education:

  • Teach students in your certification area and level (elementary, middle school, high school)
  • Tutor at-risk students
  • Serve in children’s or youth ministry
  • Become a textbook representative
  • Teach or train employees in large companies
  • Become an educational consultant
  • Teaching on military bases or in international schools


Top Ten Reasons to Choose UC

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Opportunity to make a difference

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Have an active role in shaping the future

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Learn to be flexible

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Help students transition into being adults

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Ignite the spark of curiosity in studentsl

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Be a role model

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To practice three of life’s most valuable virtues: kindness, patience, and understanding

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Turn your love of learning into a love of teaching

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Get a feel for what being a teacher is really like

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Make the same difference in a child’s life as your favorite teacher made in yours