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5th Year/Plus One Programs

Christian Brothers University undergraduates participate in intensive study in the arts and sciences; thus, ensuring that those who choose teaching careers have strong content knowledge, as well as, excellent pedagogical preparation.

With the exception of Early Childhood Education PreK-3 and Special Education Modified K-12, which are still available through conventional four-year degrees (B.A. Child Development and B.A. Special Education, respectively), undergraduate programs for teacher preparation are initially linked to B.A. and B.S. degrees followed by a "fifth-year" that culminates in earning a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree for professional studies in education. Strong preparation in the arts and sciences comes first, followed by a focus on pedagogy in the MAT.

Students may begin their professional education coursework during their senior year at CBU. The majors offered in support of initial teaching licensure are in:

Several licensure tracks are designed to permit double endorsements through a minor in another content area. For course paradigms, please see the CBU Academic Catalog. For your convenience, we have also compiled a list of Tennessee Teaching License.

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