For more than a half-century, Lawrence has prepared students to teach in K-12 schools or to pursue graduate study or work in education-related fields. Our liberal arts approach sets us apart from most teacher preparation programs. You can learn more by browing the information on this website and meeting with a member of the Education Department to discuss your plans. Join the ranks of Lawrence alumni who are building a better world for our children.
We believe the best preparation for teaching is a liberal arts education with a major in your teaching field. With that in mind, the Education Department offers teacher certification in the following subject areas:
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Students complete the certification requirements along with their major as part of their Lawrence degree. Once certified, students can become licensed teachers in public or private schools in Wisconsin or other states. To learn more, click Teacher Certification in the navigation menu.
A liberal arts degree is also outstanding preparation for graduate study or work in an education-related field. The Education Department offers a minor in education studies for students interested in:
- education policy, law, or administration;
- community development or social work;
- educational outreach in a library, museum, arts, or environmental organization;
- a helping profession like counseling, school psychology, or speech/language or occupational therapy; or
- graduate certification in elementary or special education or another teaching field.
The minor includes coursework, practicum experience, and an academic internship or independent study geared to the student's interest. To learn more, click Education Studies in the navigation menu.