Thinking about a career change? Have you completed your undergraduate degree and want to become a high school or middle school teacher?
Learn how Loras College can help you achieve your goal!
Individuals that have completed a bachelor’s degree in one of the above content areas are able to pursue the coursework required for licensure. This coursework combines theory and practice, ensuring that students have early and frequent opportunities to gain experience and apply their knowledge in the school setting. We provide the foundational and pedagogical skills needed to support strong preparation and future teaching success. All courses throughout the program set the foundation for the cumulative employment portfolio, which is finalized during student teaching.
Loras College can provide the required coursework and field experiences to prepare individuals wanting to teach in the following content areas:
- English/Language Arts
- Science* – Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- Social Science – Geography, Government, History, Psychology, Sociology and the All Social Science Endorsement
*Content areas with regional and national shortages
Our courses are offered face-to face and students may pursue their studies part-time. Courses are taught in a traditional classroom setting, leveraging technology to fully engage the breadth of teaching and learning pedagogies. Courses are taught during the day or late afternoon hours. Students may complete the coursework in as few as four semesters or over a longer period of time depending on their needs and prior preparation.
Accreditation of the Teacher Education Program:
The Teacher Education Program is approved by the State of Iowa and holds membership in the Iowa Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Loras College Teacher Education Program Highlights:
- All students participate in a Professional Development School prior to student teaching which provides an immersive, collaborative connection to mentor teachers that support students in applying and reflecting upon best teaching practices
- Students have both content area and education faculty advisors ensuring integration across all requirements
- Diverse field experiences locally and throughout the region to best support student preparation