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Selecting a major

If you want to teach this:

Then you major in this:

Agriculture, 6-12

Agricultural Leadership and Community Education or related field

Business, 6-12

Business Information Technology or any related Business major

Biology, 6-12

Biological Sciences, Biological Systems Engineering, Biochemistry

Chemistry, 6-12

Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

Earth Science, 6-12

Geosciences, Geophysics, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation

Elementary, K-6 

Bachelor's degree in any major accepted. Most popular; Human Development, Psychology, Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation, Communication Studies, English, Science and Technology in Society. Applicants must also complete additional general studies requirements.

English, 6-12

English (Literature and Language Major, Pre-Ed Option), Communication Studies

English as a Second Language, PK-12

Bachelor’s degree in any major accepted.  Most popular majors; English, Human Development, International Studies, Foreign Languages

Family and Consumer Sciences, 6-12

Human Development or Family and Consumer Sciences (AHRM)

History and Social Science, 6-12

Any social sciences major.  Most popular; history or political science.  Applicants must complete specific history, political science, and other social sciences requirements.

Marketing, 6-12 

Marketing or any related business major

Mathematics, 6-12

Mathematics, Engineering

Music, PK-12, Choral or Instrumental

Music

Physics, 6-12

Physics, Engineering

School Counselor, PK-12

Bachelor’s degree in any major accepted.  Most popular; Psychology, Human Development



  • Most degrees will be completed at the graduate level through an M.A. in Education with a major in Curriculum and Instruction.
  • School Counselor will be completed at the graduate level through an M.A. in Education with a major in Counselor Education.
  • Ag Science, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Marketing will be completed at the graduate level through an M.S. in Education with a major in Career and Technical Education.