QUEST Five-year Accelerated (B.A. or B.S./M.A.T.) Teacher Preparation Program


Student considering careers in teaching may be admitted to the QUEST Teacher Preparation Program. QUEST is a combined degree program that provides an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts/science major, teacher certification in elementary or secondary education and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in five years. Students are required to meet the minimum academic and performance standards established for the QUEST program in order to remain in the program.

Elementary Education Courses (30 credits)

Year 1 

EDUC1108   Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401    Field Experience I

Year 2

EDUC2209   Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402   Field Experience II
EDUC3309   Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3 

EDUC3403   Field Experience III
EDUC6618*  Language Dev & Literacy I
EDUC6619*  Language Dev & Literacy II
EDUC6893*  Evaluation and Measurement in Education 

Year 4

EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
EDUC6820*  Problem-Based Strats in Elem Edu
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

* Graduate Education Courses.

Secondary Education (30 credits)

Year 1 

EDUC1108   Seminar in Professional Practice I
EDUC2401    Field Experience I

Year 2

EDUC2209   Seminar in Professional Practice II
EDUC2402   Field Experience II
EDUC3309   Seminar in Professional Practice III

Year 3

EDUC3403   Field Experience III
EDUC6651* Effective Reading Instruction
EDUC6893* Evaluation and Measurement in Education

Year 4

EDUC3404    Field Experience IV
(Disc Methods Course)
EDUC6584*  Comp as a Teacher’s Aid
EDUC7763*  Human Relations and Conflict Resolution

*Graduate Education Courses 

All students, part-time and full-time, are required to confer with an academic advisor in the School of Education each semester upon electing a minor in teacher preparation and in order to ensure registration in appropriate education courses.

NOTE: Both campuses currently offer the Dual Certification (Elementary and Special Education) program for all Elementary majors.

The Dual Certification program requires 6 more total credits than the Elementary Certification program.

For details on this program, the students should meet with the Director of the QUEST Program.