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Houghton's Education Program

Houghton College’s teacher education program has deep roots in the liberal arts and the Christian faith, and is committed to the highest professional standards in teacher education. A degree in education prepares teachers who are steeped in content areas and who are committed to serving the needs of diverse learners and communities.  Our mission is to equip teachers for transformative learning and service.

Faculty

Houghton’s education faculty is committed to integrating theory, practice, and the Christian faith in their teaching. All have earned graduate degrees in specific areas of specialization, and all have served as classroom teachers. This combination of experience, expertise, and a Christian worldview provides a classroom context that promotes the intellectual development and spiritual formation of students who graduate to serve as scholars and leaders in the world of education.

One Program, Seven Strands

Education majors will complete one of seven program strands: adolescence education, art education, inclusive childhood education, TESOL, music education, physical-health education, or physical education. Students in each strand receive thorough preparation in educational theory and practice as well as intensive preparation in their chosen content area. All students participate in a variety of classroom experiences that place them in rural and urban schools, service learning, and solo teaching. Graduates of all program strands are well-prepared to meet the needs of diverse learners across a wide range of settings and are thoroughly prepared for graduate study.

Majors



Teacher certifications for adolescence education


  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social studies
  • Spanish

Minors


  • Education
  • TESOL

 

After Houghton

Houghton alumni with a degree in education have a consistent record with 98 to 100 percent of graduates passing the New York State Teacher Certification Examination.  Graduates can be found serving as pre-school, elementary and high school teachers, ESL teachers, guidance counselors, school psychologists and school administrators.

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