Education

As a Daemen education major, you will get field experience in actual classrooms starting your freshman year—as opposed to junior year in many other programs—giving you more confidence with students and preparation for your career. Small class sizes help facilitate enhanced interaction with faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence and providing personal attention to each student. This hands-on approach, combined with small classes and exceptional instruction, has led our combined pass rates on the annual New York State Teacher Certification Examinations to consistently exceed 90%.

Program Highlights

As a Daemen education major, you will get field experience in actual classrooms starting your freshman year—as opposed to junior year in many other programs—giving you more confidence with students and preparation for your career. Small class sizes help facilitate enhanced interaction with faculty members dedicated to teaching excellence and providing personal attention to each student. This hands-on approach, combined with small classes and exceptional instruction, has led our combined pass rates on the annual New York State Teacher Certification Examinations to consistently exceed 90%.

Selection of one Area Study is required for all Education students completing a BS degree. Area Study options include:

  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Field Experience

Starting in your first year, structured field experiences will build your confidence through meaningful interactions with Pre-K-12 students. Candidates participate in diverse learning experiences through Daemen’s partnerships with local public, private, and charter schools, educational agencies’, and community centers. In addition, all teacher candidates learn to value service to others through completion of 60 volunteer hours of community service.

Degree Options

Additional Information

Pursue a Master’s in Special Education

Qualified Daemen graduates can stay for a fifth year and earn their M.S. in Special Education in three semesters with our 30 credit professional program.

Justin Richmond

Childhood and Special Education

 

Every semester since my sophomore year, I’ve been fortunate enough to partake in a practicum in both the general education and special education fields.