Undergraduate Education Programs

Viterbo University is the perfect place to earn your education degree. The following characteristics make Viterbo a highly respected university:

  • a strong, collaborative partnership with area schools
  • field experience in local schools happens early in course work
  • 100% of faculty members are licensed teachers and have extensive teaching experience in the Pre-K–12 world. Faculty are caring and approachable
  • personalized academic advising along with an excellent student/faculty ratio
  • a superb reputation for the preparation of teachers in the region and the state

Education Program Options

  1. Elementary and Middle School (grades K-9)
       Minor options include:
    • cross-categorical special education (grades K-12)
    • early childhood education (Birth to 3)
    • English language arts
    • mathematics
    • science
  2. Secondary -High School and Middle School  (grades 4 - 12)
  3. Pre-Kindergarten through Adolescence (grades Pre-K-12)

For complete degree requirements, refer to the course catalog link: Undergraduate Course Catalog

Admission Requirements for the Teacher Education Program

Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program generally is made during the second semester of the sophomore year. The process is outlined in the Teacher Education Handbook. The applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Completed at least 40 semester credits hours.

  2. Earned a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0, with grades of C or above in each course in the core curriculum, professional education program, major, and minor, OR a G.P.A. of 2.75-2.99 with an Improvement Plan that clearly indicates the plan and commitment for improvement which is approved by the admission committee.

  3. Demonstrated competency in Reading through successful completion (grades of C or above) of core curriculum courses.

  4. Elementary Education students must demonstrate competency in Math through an ACT Math score of 21 OR passing scores (80%) on the MapleTA Arithmetic & Skills and Basic Algebra tests. All other education majors (i.e., not elementary education majors) must demonstrate competency in Math through successful completion of core curriculum quantitative literacy requirements.
  5. Demonstrated competency in written English through a writing sample approved by professional writing specialists in the Academic Resource Center.

  6. Demonstrated competency in oral communication with a grade of C or higher on the oral communication summative assessment in EDUC 255 Curriculum Instruction and Assessment.

  7. A signature recommendation from the chair of the student’s major department.
  8. Minimum composite scores of 3.0 (on the 4.0 scale) on the Attitude and Disposition survey forms completed by two faculty members, one of whom must be from the School of Education.

  9. Successful completion of 20 field experience hours.