Minor in Teacher Education

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If your goal is to become a early childhood, elementary, middle or high school teacher, consider adding the teacher education minor to your liberal arts major. You’ll take a set of required courses — on such topics as literacy, teaching for equity and justice, pedagogy of content and teaching English learners — all while learning the art of effective teaching. In addition to your coursework on campus, you’ll gain experience in a local early childhood, public or Jewish day school classroom as you complete a year long student teaching internship.

The Brandeis Teacher Education Program is animated by four central themes: Teaching for Social Justice, Teaching for Understanding, Teaching All Learners and Teaching as Inquiry.

Dedicated advisers for each of our preschool, elementary and middle and high school teacher education minors will guide you through the process of becoming a teacher.

Part of your work in becoming a teacher is to complete an internship in one of our partner schools. As a successful teaching intern, you will earn a Massachusetts teaching license, which has reciprocity with 48 other states and Washington, DC.