College of Education
Middle/Secondary educators must be strong teachers and academic content experts in areas like math, social studies, literature, sciences, or languages. Our program prepares you to be just that. At Butler, you’ll learn the teacher education skills necessary for success in the classroom and receive in-depth preparation in an academic content area you’re passionate about sharing with students in grades 5–12. Middle/Secondary students complete more hours of content courses than Butler students majoring in those areas, enjoy extensive clinical experiences, and complete two full-time student teaching experiences in both middle and high school settings. By the time you graduate, you’ll be a highly effective, sought-after content expert with more than 800 hours of teaching experience on your resume.
Sample courses in this program include:
- ED112, Introduction to the Profession of Teaching
- ED245, Introduction to Computers in Education
- ED227, Introduction to Middle and Secondary Students and Schools
- ED228, Content Area Literacy in Middle-Secondary Curriculum
- ED398, Multilingual Learners and Their Cultural Contexts
- ED433, Integrated Special Methods
Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.
- Social Studies
- Special Education
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Catalysts for a better future
In the College of Education (COE), we believe in student-centered learning by incorporating the different ways that humans think, discover, and express knowledge in our instruction.
We believe in the power of experience to develop extraordinarily prepared teachers. From the first semester, students are immersed in a variety of settings with students of all ages, seeing firsthand what it’s really like to be an educator. It’s no wonder COE graduates have had a 100% placement rate year after year.
Lifelong partnerships are essential in order to train and sustain good educators. Our faculty are more coaches than lecturers, personally guiding students through both classroom and clinical experiences to help them discover what they are meant to do, not what they should do. They remain connected long after graduation, serving as lifelong career mentors to COE graduates.