Johnson University offers six undergraduate education degrees. Learn more about our programs and apply today!
Many of our programs include a fifth year of advanced study leading to a Master of Arts in Holistic Education and licensure.
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Students who wish to study in the Templar School of Education must meet the following requirements:
Transfer/non-traditional students who do not meet these requirements may apply to the TSoE for Consideration of Waiver.
These students must:
The student will then be allowed to enroll in sophomore-level education classes and will proceed through the standard mid-point evaluation process after at least one more semester that includes teacher education classes. Acceptance will depend upon approval by the Interdisciplinary Committee.
After four semesters, students may apply for admission to the teacher education program. Requirements include:
You will be in the classroom beginning freshman year with your first field experience; this is the beginning of seven clinical experiences prior to your internship. The Templar School of Education or your admissions counselor can share a semester-by-semester look at the classes you’ll take and the clinical experiences you’ll participate in each year.
For music education, physical education, and ESL education, your degree will include a semester of student teaching after graduation.
For all other programs, you will participate in a fifth year that includes your internship, licensure, and master’s degree coursework. The internship begins with master’s-level classes that start after graduation and continue throughout the summer. The internship is 12 hours of graduate credit and includes one primary and two alternate placements during the school year. These students will earn the Master of Arts in Holistic Education after the fifth year.
In addition to our accomplished faculty and strong connections to local school districts, our innovative five-year program also positions students for success. Most TSoE graduates will leave Johnson University with both a bachelor’s and a master’s in five years. A master’s degree will place you on a higher pay scale, which increases lifetime earning potential. In addition, the holistic program provides two initial licensures, K-5 and PreK-12 ESL and Pre-K-3 and PreK-12 ESL. Students with these licensures can serve in elementary, middle, or high school as an ELL teacher, or meet the needs of students who require ELL services in the general education classroom. This is also attractive to potential employers.
JU’s internship program gives candidates the experience of an entire school year, providing more job options and making the students more competitive.