Why major in Education at Hastings College?

Is teaching your passion? During your first year – usually your first semester – as a Hastings College Teacher Education major, you’ll dive into local classrooms to observe and work with individual students and small groups. Classroom time and experience grows each semester so by graduation you’ll be ready to tackle your own classroom of eager students.

We’re fully accredited and offer degrees in Elementary Education, Secondary Education and Special Education, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Add in more than 30 endorsement areas, from art to world language and coaching to music, and you’ll have a solid resume focused on areas you love.

By your junior year, you’ll work under the guidance of master teachers, creating and teaching lessons and gaining confidence in your knowledge and classroom management skills. If you are majoring in Elementary Education, your junior includes immersion in a local elementary school, working daily in a classroom.

In your senior year, you’ll complete student teaching and work with Career Services to develop a high quality credential package. You’ll be ready to interview for your exciting first teaching position!

As an Education major you’ll examine education from many different angles as you gain experience with a variety of students. You’ll participate in education forums to learn best practices. You’ll collaborate with agencies, community and college groups, schools and businesses to complete a service project to raise awareness on a pressing issue within the community.

Opportunities also exist to study in diverse settings locally, nationally and internationally. You’ll find current Hastings College teacher candidates and recent graduates in Omaha, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Jackson, Mississippi; England; China; Chicago, Illinois; and New York City. Love science? Join our elementary majors who support science clubs in six local elementary schools.

Hastings College graduates teach all over the country and around the world! Public, private and parochial schools. Small schools. Suburban schools. City schools. From classroom teachers to administrators, from coaches to speech and language pathologists.

An Education degree from Hastings College is a great start to a fulfilling career – and life! Schedule a visit and apply today!

Teaching Success

As her graduation from Hastings College neared, Hannah Jensen ‘15 wasn’t sure exactly how she would apply her double major in piano performance and music education outside of college. Little did she know, an opportunity to combine music and serving... more
After graduating in 2014, Petersen continued her education at HC in the MAT program with focus on elementary education. more
Molly Sutter '16 stays pretty busy with her job of teaching mathematics and as the assistant coach of the cross country teams in Louisville, Nebraska. more
Every October, students from Hastings College conduct research in Ireland throughout the month as part of a program called Irish Fellows. This program began in 2007 with then Hastings College Dean and Irish literature specialist, Dr. Richard Lloyd... more
The education major and former HC student-athlete knows just how to balance the two! more