Education Studies
Education studies at Berea College

Berea College

Education Studies

Graduates receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Education Studies. Education Studies majors may either seek a general curriculum in education studies or a certification curriculum designed for students wishing to become K-12 classroom teachers.

Students interested in classroom teaching choose from the following programs:

  • Elementary education
  • Middle grades education
  • Secondary education in English, mathematics, social studies, biology, chemistry or physics
  • Music education with vocal and/or instrumental emphases
  • Physical education and health

Seeking teacher certification requires meeting academic and professional criteria at designated checkpoints in the Teacher
Education Program. The program concludes with a professional term of Student Teaching in the 9th semester.

Opportunities & Internships

Students have opportunities to:

  • Observe teaching and interact with K-12 students and teachers in different communities
  • Participate in independent study and research projects supervised by faculty
  • Attend and present at conferences
  • Engage in culturally diverse experiences such as study abroad and internships

Careers & Outcomes

Education Studies graduates find employment in a wide variety of educational settings and/or pursue studies at the graduate level. Graduates are working in:

  • Local and international schools as teachers, counselors and administrators
  • After school programming
  • Peace Corps
  • Child and youth organizations
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Adult education organizations
  • Private tutoring agencies
  • Museum education and libraries
  • Colleges and universities

The Berea College Education Department has been unwavering in its efforts towards preparing students to be excellent educators. I have been blessed to have such a committed group of professors. The journey has been nothing less than wonderful.



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