The Education department has multiple teaching pathways including a B.A. in Education with elementary certification grades (2-6) and an option to add early childhood certification grades (PK-3). Certification options are also offered in choral and instrumental music (grades PK-12).
Information about graduate programs for educators leading to certification may be found on the Graduate Studies page. The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) includes teacher certification in secondary grades (9-12), languages (grades PK-12). Additional certification programs are offered in literacy, special education, TESOL, and school/district leadership.
The B.A. in Educational Studies is designed for careers in non-traditional environments such as non-profits, camps, advocacy, or policy.
Our unique programs stress local and civic engagement starting in your first year. Opportunities for global engagement include travel study trips to Australia, New Zealand and European countries.
Furman University is nationally accredited by CAEP (Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation). The music teacher preparation program is accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). Program completers are highly marketable and accomplished as can be seen in the CAEP Annual Reporting Measures of Outcome and Impact.