The Division of Social Science at Lyon College offers students the opportunity to examine individuals, relationships, human behavior, and institutions in human societies past and present. On a deeper level, it allows them to examine phenomena from the working neurons of the brain to interactions among communities to large-scale patterns of alliance and conflict.
Students within the social sciences may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and minors in anthropology, psychology, and physical education.
Lyon College’s teacher education program is firmly rooted in the liberal arts. Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), it offers programs for teacher licensure in K-6 elementary education; 7-12 secondary education in English, life science, math, and social studies; and K-12 choral music.
In order to pursue teacher licensure, all candidates must agree to a criminal records check and meet testing and grade point average requirements prior to internship placement in their senior year. While finishing their major(s) in their senior year, all candidates formally admitted by the Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee participate in a teaching internship in one of several local partnership school districts. Candidates must earn passing scores on the state-approved content assessment prior to completing the program and on the state-approved pedagogical assessment prior to recommendation for licensure. Candidates who are completing a licensure program may also pursue the K-12 coaching endorsement by taking the required physical education courses and passing the state-approved content assessment in that area.
*Students may take secondary education and music education as concentrations.
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