Undergraduate Programs

Niagara University's programs provide a balance between research and theory and practical application. Niagara University students benefit from substantial field experience, technology resources, and a supportive community of fellow students committed to excellence.

Early Childhood and Childhood Education

Early Childhood and Childhood Education

Students who choose the early childhood and childhood education program will be qualified to teach children from birth through sixth grade. This program is recommended for prospective teachers who want to teach in an early childhood setting, preschool, kindergarten, the primary grades, or in the…

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Childhood and Middle Level Childhood Education

Childhood and Middle Level Childhood Education

Students who choose the childhood & middle childhood education program will be qualified to teach children in the elementary grades 1-6, and in the middle level grades 5-9 (subject-specific). This program is recommended for students who would like to teach at the childhood level or the…

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Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education

Middle Childhood and Adolescence Education

Students who chose the middle childhood & adolescence program will be qualified to teach children in middle childhood (grades 5-9) and at the secondary education level (grades 7-12). This program is recommended for students who have a passion for a specific subject and are interested in teaching…

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Adolescence Education

Adolescence Education

Students who choose the adolescence education major will be qualified to teach specific content in grades 7-12. This program is recommended for those who have a passion for a specific subject and are interested in teaching high school students. Upon successful completion of the program students…

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Special Education and Childhood

Special Education and Childhood

Students who choose the special & childhood education program will be qualified to teach children in the elementary grades 1-6, as well as children receiving special education services (grades 1-6). This program is recommended for those who are interested in working with students with disabilities…

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Special Education and Adolescence

Special Education and Adolescence

Students who choose the special education and 7-12 generalist program will be qualified to teach adolescents with disabilities in grades 7-12. This program is recommended for those who are interested in working as a special education teacher for students with disabilities. Successful completion…

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Becoming an ESL teacher offers unique multicultural opportunities. As the number of children and young adults who are English language learners has increased, so has the need for schools to recruit teachers who are qualified to teach English as a second language while navigating the curriculum…

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Literacy Minor

Literacy Minor

Deciphering a word problem in mathematics or comprehending a chapter in social studies is an example of the need for strong literacy skills critical for success in contemporary K-12 schooling. Additionally, most careers these days require well-developed reading, writing and listening skills. …

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Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities

The developmental disabilities program is strongly tied to our college mission to prepare educational and mental health leaders who demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to serve others and who further the values and practices of their respective professions. This new bachelor…

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Developmental Disabilities Minor

Developmental Disabilities Minor

Recommended for students interested in working with adults or children with developmental disabilities, this minor complements most any bachelor's degree program. Students will have field experiences in community-based agencies connected to each of the five required courses. Students may find…

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Early Childhood Development and Cognition

Early Childhood Development and Cognition

The College of Education's bachelor of arts degree program seeks to ensure the quality of care and education for young children and their families by providing state of the art preparation in best practices to current and future early child care practitioners. This program combines knowledge of…

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