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. The program, accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), offers courses in K-6 elementary education; 7-12 secondary education in English, math, and social studies; and K-12 choral music.
In order to pursue teacher licensure, all candidates must agree to a criminal background check and meet testing and grade point average requirements prior to practicum placement in their junior year. While completing their senior year, all candidates who are formally admitted by the Liberal Arts Teacher Education Committee participate in a year-long senior internship experience in one of several local partnership school districts.
*Students may take secondary education and music education as concentrations.
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