The Bachelor of Arts in Education program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed to introduce you to the field of education by providing an introduction to teaching strategies and theories. Please be aware that although this is an undergraduate education major, the BA in Education program does not lead to teaching certification in the state of New Hampshire.
If you wish to earn a degree in education but do not wish to teach in a public school, this program can provide the opportunity to explore different career paths. Should you choose this degree path, you will be required to meet with the School of Education Certification Officer to discuss your career goals and ensure that this program will be able to meet those goals.
The BA in Education program is designed to provide an undergraduate education major for students who are not seeking teaching certification. A carefully crafted plan of study allow you to design a program geared toward accomplishing your career goals in the areas of educational services or related fields that do not require certification.
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in the Field-based Graduate Programs in Education at SNHU include:
The BA in Education program can provide you with the generalized education background necessary to begin a successful career in education-related fields that do not require certification; however, if you ultimately wish to become a teacher, it is recommended that you select a program specializing in the field you wish to enter.
Graduates from this program may choose to pursue careers with nonprofit organizations, youth organizations, private and charter schools, or training and development for businesses.
Acceptance into the major requires approval by the certification officer. Upon acceptance, you may select courses from related disciplines to complete the 45 credit hours for the BA in Education program. You will design a plan of study with an academic advisor from the School of Education.
SNHU's bachelor's in early childhood education program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
This course gives students an overview of American education through analysis of its historical and philosophical roots. Contemporary issues in American education are emphasized. Non-education majors may use this course as a social science elective.
This basic course for classroom teachers explores various techniques necessary for designing and implementing authentic measures to assess successful student learning.
This course develops students' knowledge and skill with technology with the ultimate aim of using technology to enhance student learning and achievement. This course also introduces students to learning target (standards/outcomes) and a general model of curriculum development, implementation and assessment.
Total Credits: 120
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
Southern New Hampshire University is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies. More...