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SETH | Teacher Education

Program Overview

  • Interact and learn from outstanding faculty known in the academic community for generating ground-breaking ideas for the improvement of education and instruction.
  • Take interesting and progressive classes in a small, individual-focused setting while be surrounded by students who share your interests in education and build a network of resources for your future.
  • Use DC as your classroom, as you experience the many educational opportunities that are found right in our city.
  • Participate in diverse field experiences in DC Public Schools and throughout the DC Metro Area.

Welcome Message

Greetings and Welcome to Teacher Education at American University!

" Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
- William Butler Yeats

For those of you considering the profession of teaching, we welcome you to the Teacher Education programs in the School of Education, Teaching, and Health. The members of the faculty in the teacher education program are dedicated to K12 education, and you will find yourself in a supporting, yet demanding, environment. .... more

Undergraduate Degree

Are you interested in majoring in Undergraduate Elementary Education or Secondary Education?

Are you interested in minoring in Education Studies or Special Education?

Graduate Degree

The Master’s in teaching program is designed for students with no previous background or preparation in education who wish to acquire teaching licensure in early childhood, elementary education, secondary education (English, social studies, math, biology chemistry, and physics), K-12 education (health and physical education, foreign language, studio arts and performing arts), or English for speakers of other languages. Click here to learn more about our graduate teaching programs or review the degree requirements for these programs.

Professional Teaching Portfolio and Advising Schedule

https://goed.american.edu - Log in using your my.american.edu username and password. Current students should use GoEd to view their advising schedule and sumbit their portfolios.

Teacher Licensure in DC and Praxis Requirments

Applications for licensure can be obtained in Gray Hall 111. Please see Teacher Licensure page to find out detailed information about licensure and Praxis Requirements.

Professional Teaching Standards

New Teacher INTASC Standards [PDF April 2011 Version]
Standards of the National Teaching Organizations

 

 

Contact Us

Julie Sara M. Boyd, Gray 117
jboyd@american.edu, x3727
Director of the Office of Teaching Education

Amy Simonsen, Gray 111
simonsen@american.edu, x3715
Field Placement Coordinator

Graduate Assistant, Gray 113 teachered@american.edu, x3746

 

Program Video

Get an inside look into the Master's in Teaching Program. Faculty, program alumni, and current students say what sets this program apart. 

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