The Department of Leadership and Teacher Education offers instruction and training for undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking certification to prepare them for professional responsibilities in P-12 schools. Undergraduate programs include specialization in Elementary, Secondary, and Special Education. The Department also offers instruction to graduate students in Elementary, Early Childhood, English for Speakers of Other Languages, Reading, Secondary, Special Education as well as Instructional Leadership.
The mission of the Department of Leadership and Teacher Education is to prepare life-long learners through teaching, research, and service. Departmental goals include training prospective educators and school leaders to meet the instructional and technological needs of P-12 students through field-based experiences and to assist local education agencies in meeting their professional obligations.