Apply - Undergraduate

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Current students

Students who are interested in applying and declaring an Education major, are recommended to make an advising appointment prior to applying.

Community Education and Social Change

Students interested in the Community Education and Social Change major should make an advising appointment to declare the major. 

Early Childhood Education

Students interested in applying for the Early Childhood Education program will apply during the fall semester of their sophomore year and if accepted start the program during their junior year. The application for the Early Childhood Education program is now available. The deadline to apply is January 15.  

Special Education

Students interested in applying for the Special Education program will apply during the fall semester of their sophomore year and if accepted start the program during their junior year. The application for the Special Education program is now available. The deadline to apply is January 15.  

4+1 programs

Students interested in applying for one of our accelerated 4+1 programs will complete the application in the fall of their junior year and if accepted start taking graduate level courses in their senior year. The benefits of the accelerated 4+1 program include:

  • Efficiency: Complete your undergraduate and graduate degree in 5 years
  • Cost Savings: Double count up to 12 credits toward your undergraduate and graduate degrees

Elementary Education 4+1 program

Students interested in applying for the Elementary Education 4+1 program will apply during the fall semester of their junior year and if accepted start taking graduate level courses in their senior year. The application for the Early Childhood Education program is now available. The deadline to apply is January 15.

Secondary Education 4+1 program

Students interested in applying for the Secondary Education 4+1 program will apply during the fall semester of their sophomore year and if accepted start the program during their junior year. The application for the Secondary Education 4+1 program is now available. The deadline to apply is January 15.

Prospective students

Students enter the College of Education either as a Community Education and Social Change Major or as an Education Exploratory Track Student (Undeclared).  Students interested in one of our teaching programs (Early Childhood EducationSpecial EducationSecondary Education, or Elementary Education) need to apply to these programs. More information on application deadlines is provided below.

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