There are two ways to specialize in a particular topic in our on-campus consecutive education program: one is through our concentration program and one is through our program tracks.
All of our teacher candidates pick a concentration that helps them develop their professional interests. A concentration comprises two complementary courses: an Educational Studies (EDST) course and a Focus (FOCI) course. As well, the 3-week alternative practicum is an experience that is directly related to the area, and is approved by the FOCI instructor. You pick a concentration after you begin the program. Find our more about the concentrations.
Program tracks, on the other hand, are something that not all students take part in. Those interested in our consecutive program can apply to take part in the tracks listed below. If you are in a program track, that is also your concentration. In addition to having the EDST and FOCI classes with the same cohort of students, there are also other benefits of the tracks. For example, the Outdoor & Experiential Education (OEE) track has program orientation and field camp held in late August every year. The Artists in Community Education program track features special events and extracurriculars. Find out about our Program Tracks below: