The Butler University College of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) through 2020 and is now affiliated with the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the new accrediting body for educator preparation. All 13 of our licensure programs have received a level of National Recognition through Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs).
Elementary Education majors spend seven out of eight semesters—up to 1,500 hours—learning in actual classrooms, working hands-on with diverse students in grades K–6. Butler students wishing to teach English, math, history, sciences, or world languages in grades 5-12 (middle/secondary education) can double major, developing deep content expertise, while learning teaching skills from both faculty and master practitioners in some 800 hours of field experience. Human Movement and Health Science Education covers physical and health education; coaching; recreation and sports studies; and preparation for graduate studies in nutrition, nursing, occupational and physical therapy, and more. Students in our new Youth and Community Development major select one of five concentration areas on a specific area of youth or community work, as well as conduct a senior year capstone internship that is similar to student teaching.
In addition to the majors listed, an introductory exploratory major also is available.