Education

What education courses does LaGrange offer?
The LaGrange Education Department offers an innovative collection of courses calculated to graduate well-prepared teachers in four major degree programs:

Early Childhood Education (B.A.)
Middle Grades Education (M.A.T.)
Secondary History, Mathematics
Combined B.A. and M.A.T.

The department also offers an MAT in Secondary Biology and Secondary English for students who seek to earn a combined BA/MAT degree in secondary subjects.

Want to teach Pre-K through fifth grades?
Then you belong here at LaGrange College. Our Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education offers not only content, but philosophy, the art of professional teaching, service and cultural responsiveness, as well. As an Early Childhood candidate, you'll spend at least 725 hours in supervised field experiences in diverse school settings.

Are you aiming to teach middle grades or high school? The Middle Grades Education Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares professionals to teach specific core subjects in grades 4–8. The program guides students through a series of planned and carefully guided field experiences that focus on instructional strategies, philosophy, pedagogy, cultural responsiveness and appropriate professional dispositions.

Is there a way to earn my Bachelor's and Master's at the same time?

Yes, there is. Undergraduate students who meet the admission requirements for the M.A.T. (passing GACE Basic Skills or a combined SAT score of more than 1000) and those who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in their undergraduate studies may participate in a combined B.A. and M.A.T. program after the completion of 90 semester hours. Once accepted, candidates may take one graduate course in each summer semester, then one three-credit graduate course during fall, interim, and spring semesters (if enrolled with 12 undergraduate credits

Meet education majors:

Patrick Reynolds
Patrick Reynolds
Every weekday for three to four hours, sophomore Patrick Reynolds is fondly known as "Mr. Patrick." 

The early childhood education major from Toomsboro works with elementary-age boys at the local Boys and Girls Club of West Georgia, where he tutors, listens and plays with the eager young faces who look up to him. 

Patrick has a passion for teaching young children, for trying to make an impact on young lives and to be a bright spot in their day. 
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Matt Karr
Matt Karr

Though Matt Karr was born and raised in LaGrange, his heart is in South America. 

He left it there during a recent mission trip to Ecuador, a both perfect place for him to minister to the people there because of his intense interest in Spanish culture.  And after he graduates with an early childhood education degree May 19, he will return to Ecuador for a year to pursue his passion for teaching. 
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Career Information:

The demand for qualified educators is higher than ever. Whether you're interested in working as a professor or elementary school teacher, a special ed instructor or corporate trainer, you're sure to find a career in education extremely rewarding.

A list of occupations that traditionally appeal to education majors include:

  • Athletic Director
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Day Care Administrator
  • Educational Therapist
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Employee Training Instructor
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Grant Writer
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Library Consultant
  • Media Center Specialist
  • Missionary Worker
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Special Education Administrator
  • Student Admissions Administrator
  • Vocational/Rehabilitation Counselor