The Center for Undergraduate Teacher Preparation provides matriculation-to-graduation advising and other academic and professional support to undergraduate students preparing for careers in K-12 teaching. Students completing a program supported by the Center will achieve both a major in their chosen discipline, as well as fulfill the requirements for a preliminary teaching credential within their time at LMU. Students complete their major program requirements through their respective college/school while simultaneously completing the credential coursework and requirements through the School of Education.
Students pursuing a Single Subject Preliminary teaching credential are able to teach in secondary school settings in middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9-12). Students must choose a subject area in which to teach when choosing this credential. At LMU, students can pursue Single Subject Preliminary teaching credentials in subject areas such as Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Math, Social Science, and Spanish. Although students typically major in the content area they plan to teach, students can major in any discipline.