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Undergraduate Education Programs at SLU

As part of a professional learning community, teacher candidates develop into skilled teacher leaders who are ready to teach in a classroom following graduation from the Saint Louis University School of Education. Emphasis is placed on innovative teaching methodologies, collaboration, and working with diverse groups of students.

Beginning in fall 2022, all incoming SLU undergraduates — regardless of major, program, college or school— will complete the University Core curriculum.

Learn More About SLU's Common Core

In addition, beginning in fall 2022, undergraduate students in the School of Education will follow new redesigned curriculum. More details about this curriculum will be provided soon. For additional information, please contact the School of Education at slued@slu.edu .

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Explore Your Options: Seven Education Concentrations

SLU's B.A. in Education offers seven concentrations, allowing you to tailor your education to the future teaching option that interests you most. 

  • Early Childhood (birth - third grade)
  • Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education (birth - third grade)
  • Elementary Education and Special Education Mild-Moderate (first - sixth grades and special education kindergarten - 12th grade)
  • Elementary Education (first - sixth grades)
  • Secondary English (beginning fall 2020)
  • Secondary Math (beginning fall 2020)
  • Secondary Social Science (beginning fall 2020)

Learn More About the Concentrations

Three Education Minors

Why Choose SLU for Your Education Degree?

No matter which program you choose, you can: 

  • Connect with a mentor. Our education students are closely mentored throughout their program within a supportive environment. 
  • Get real-life experience in classrooms starting your first year. Participate in a variety of elementary and secondary classroom experiences as early as your first year and through the duration of your program. 
  • Experience small class sizes. Classes in the School of Education allow you to establish strong connections with both faculty and other students.  

Be Prepared for the Future

As part of a professional learning community, teacher candidates at Saint Louis University develop into skilled teacher leaders who are ready to teach in a classroom following graduation from the School of Education. Emphasis is placed on innovative teaching methodologies, collaboration and working with diverse groups of students. 

SLU's urban location also gives you the opportunity to work with diverse populations, preparing you to work in whatever classroom environment comes next. 

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