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Considering a career in teaching or other educational field?

You’ll work with children early and often when pursuing a major in the education department. You can also partner with our faculty for service learning, research, and other academic projects. Take advantage of our small size and have a personalized experience!

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We offer several majors for students interested in studying education, each with their own unique opportunities for teaching certification.

In addition to these programs, we also offer a degree in educational studies if you love working with kids, but aren’t interested in earning a teaching certification.


Mission Statement

The Education department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and caring education professionals who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world

Hands-on Experience

A key to the education program’s success is its strong emphasis on practical experience. Beginning in the first or second year, students explore various teaching roles and develop teaching skills by working in classrooms in local schools.



The Alma College teacher education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation certifies that our education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to CAEP’s quality standards.

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