Department of Teaching and Teacher Education
The University of Arizona
Office of Student Services
Education Building, 247
PO Box 210069
Tucson, AZ 85721-0069
Phone: (520) 621-7865|
Fax: (520) 621-1827
TTE Course Descriptions
The Teaching and Teacher Education Department is in the College
Degrees, Majors, Minors, and Options:
- Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.E.)
- Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)
Graduate Degrees -- consult the
or the department office for details.
- Master of Arts (M.A.)
- Master of Education (M.Ed.)
- Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Majors and Degrees --
undergraduate degrees link to Degree/Academic Program Requirements Reports
* Majors in elementary education require an academic
concentration, chosen in consultation with an academic advisor from the
Office of Student Services within the College of Education.
- Elementary Education* (B.A.E.)
- Secondary Education Teaching Majors
- Teaching and Teacher Education (M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Ph.D.)
Undergraduate Minors -- minors link to Minor Requirements Reports.
Most Teaching and Teacher Education degree programs require a minor in a
second teaching area. Minors available within the department are:
The department offers programs directed toward the
certification of elementary and secondary school teachers, the continuing
education of certified members of the teaching profession, and advanced
graduate preparation of professional educators.
At the undergraduate level, the department offers programs
leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Education with a major in elementary
education. In the area of secondary education, both the Bachelor of Arts in
Education and the Bachelor of Science in Education degrees are available.
Students interested in teaching at the secondary school level will select a
subject area teaching major and earn the degree appropriate to the chosen
major. Secondary education students are also required to select a teaching
minor unless an extended major (e.g. social studies, extended English,
physical education) is chosen. Prospective students should consult the Office
of Student Services within the College of Education for more information,
(520) 621-7865. Endorsements in middle level teaching and bilingual
education are also available for either elementary or secondary programs.
The College of Education also offers a post-baccalaureate
teacher preparation program at both the elementary and secondary levels.
Individuals interested in teaching at the secondary level are encouraged to
consult advisors in the academic department of their proposed teaching major
for information about appropriate course work in that discipline. For
information about the professional elementary and secondary education course
requirements, consult the Office of Student Services within the College of
A fast-track, one-year master's degree leading to secondary certification
is also offered in the Department of Teaching and Teacher Education.
This M.Ed. (Master of Education) program is designed in collaboration with
seven Tucson-area school districts and offers an intensive field-based teacher
The department participates in the honors program.
For more information contact the department office listed