Academic Divisions

Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has two academic divisions. The Division of Teacher Preparation manages all teacher preparation programs and educational studies, while the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation manages all non-teacher certification programs.

View all Teachers College academic programs.

Division of Teacher Preparation

The Division of Teacher Preparation prepares teachers and educational leaders with the professional knowledge, skills, competencies and dispositions that will positively impact children, youths, communities and schools. Students engage with outstanding faculty, conduct high-impact research, and learn from an innovative and rigorous curriculum that prepares them to teach in a diverse and interconnected world.

Undergraduate Degrees

  • Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education, BAE
  • Educational Studies (non-certification degree), BAE
  • Elementary Education, BAE
  • Elementary Education, (BLE/ESL), BAE
  • Elementary Education, (STEM), BAE
  • Secondary Education (includes concentration in field of certification), BAE
  • Special Education/Elementary Education (dual certification), BAE

Undergraduate Minors

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Educational Studies
  • Undergraduate Certificate
  • Games and Impact
  • Secondary Education

Graduate Degrees Leading to Certification

  • Curriculum and Instruction (early childhood education), MEd (managed by
    Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation)
  • Elementary Education, MEd
  • Physical Education, MPE
  • Secondary Education, MEd
  • Special Education, MEd

Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation

Graduate programs offered through the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation provide for those who wish to become full-time faculty at research institutions through exemplary PhD programs, those becoming leaders of practice through the EdD program, those dedicated to the improvement of professional practice in pre-K-20 settings through master’s programs (including those that lead to certification as principals or teachers), and advanced teacher preparation (including both degree programs and non-degree program opportunities that lead to state endorsements).

Doctoral Degrees

  • Educational Policy and Evaluation. PhD
  • Learning, Literacies and Technologies, PhD
  • Leadership and Innovation, EdD

Graduate Certificates

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • English as a Second Language
  • Gifted Education
  • Institutional Research and Policy Analysis
  • Instructional Design and Performance Improvement
  • Online Teaching for Grades K-12
  • Overview of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Master’s Degrees

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (concentration within Curriculum and Instruction), MEd
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (concentration within Curriculum and Instruction), MEd
  • Early Childhood Education (concentration within Curriculum and Instruction), MEd (teacher certification option available)
  • English as a Second Language (concentration within Curriculum and Instruction), MA
  • Gifted education (concentration within Curriculum and Instruction), MEd
  • Literacy Education (concentration within Curriculum and Instruction), MEd
  • Educational Leadership, MEd
  • Educational Policy, MA
  • Educational Technology, MEd
  • Higher and Postsecondary Education, MEd
  • Learning Sciences, MA