What is education?

Education programs train students how to teach effectively in specific settings and to specific age groups. BYU-Idaho has three different education degrees: Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Early Childhood/Special Education.

Why should I consider majoring in education?

Demand for teachers is usually quite high. With one of BYU-Idaho's three degrees, students can teach anywhere from kindergarten to high school.

A degree in elementary education certifies students to teach all subjects kindergarten through eighth grade. People with this major may also be endorsed in special content areas such as music, art, physical education, foreign languages, or reading.

A degree in secondary education certifies students to teach grades 6-12 in specific content areas. People with this major may also be endorsed to teach art, music, physical education, and foreign languages, and to children from kindergarten to 12th grade.

A degree in early childhood/special education certifies students to teach in public schools, grades k-3, in either general education or special education. It certifies them to help with early intervention for children ages 0-2 as a service coordinator or a developmental specialist. It also certifies students to teach in preschools with special education children, or general preschool education. With this major, students have opportunities to work with the public at hospitals, juvenile court systems, or other public agencies.

What interests and values are related to education?

Students of education usually have a lot of energy and patience. They enjoy working with children or adolescents, and they are sensitive to individual and ethnic differences.

What career fields are related to education?

  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Elementary Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Middle School/Junior High Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher

How can I learn more about education?

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Contact Source:

College of Education & Human Development Academic Discovery Center

Location: Hinckley 309

Phone: 208-496-9850