Bachelor's degrees-Teacher Education Program
Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio Texas offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees that prepare students to enter the classroom as early education, elementary or secondary teachers.
TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM BACHELOR’S DEGREES EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SCHOOL OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES The Education Department at Our Lady of the Lake University offers a variety of education programs at the undergraduate level designed to meet the educational needs of a growing and diverse student population. OLLU’s Education Department is built on more than 90 years of experience preparing undergraduate students to be classroom teachers. Students who pursue a graduate degree in education at OLLU serve in related education roles such as school superintendents, principals, counselors, and librarians. The State Board has recognized OLLU’s state approved teacher preparation program for Educator Certification as being among the top five teacher preparation programs for teacher retention. The percentage of OLLU graduates who remain in teaching more than five years is much higher than the state average. The Education Department offers the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degree leading to eligibility for teacher certificates approved by the Texas State Board for Educator Certification. CERTIFICATION OPTIONS: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES in Elementary Education leads to Generalist (Grades EC-6) Texas teacher certification. Students may also choose to specialize in Early Childhood with no additional certification. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES with an area of specialization in Bilingual leads to dual Texas teacher certification in the areas of Generalist (Grades EC-6) and Bilingual Generalist-Spanish (Grades EC-6). BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES with an area of specialization in Special Education leads to dual Texas teacher certification in the areas of Generalist (Grades EC-6) and Special Education (Grades EC-12) to meet mandates required by No Child Left Behind. SECONDARY EDUCATION A Bachelor of Arts degree in a specified major or area of concentration can lead to a grades 7-12 Texas teacher certification in areas such as English Language Arts and Reading, Mathematics, Science and History. OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org FACULTY THE UNIVERSITY Education department faculty members Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley. are committed to educational excellence for all students. The faculty brings many years of public school experience into the classroom. Faculty areas of instructional expertise include: mentoring teachers, technology integration, reading strategies, special education, early childhood instruction, instructional methodology and multicultural and bicultural issues. Faculty members engage in research, publish in professional journals and present at professional conferences. In addition, they and their students partner with local school districts on special projects. EDUCATION COURSES As part of the education curriculum, the following courses are offered: • Childhood Growth and Development • Strategies for Family and Community Collaboration • Technology in Teaching • Classroom Organization and Management for Multicultural Settings • Instruction and Assessment Practices for the Multicultural Classroom • Field Based Experiences A complete list of courses and course descriptions is available in the OLLU Undergraduate Catalog. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technology-rich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 300334097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Dec. 2013