Education Coordinate Majors

Education Coordinate Majors

The Tulane SoPA Education Coordinate Majors provide students with the education and experience to become certified as early childhood (PK-3) or secondary (grades 6-12) teachers.

What is a coordinate major?

coordinate major is an additional major designed to complement the primary one. To earn a coordinate major in education, students must also complete a major in another discipline. Upon successful completion of the coordinate major, the student’s transcript will reflect the fact that the student has completed the coordinate major in early childhood education or secondary education with a focus on the area of application. Tulane SoPA does not currently offer a standalone Bachelor of Arts in Education. To earn a coordinate major in education, students must be enrolled in a B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree at Tulane University.  Students should align the field of their primary major with a complementary area of study for the coordinate major. 

Early Childhood Education Coordinate Major

The Early Childhood Education Coordinate Major can be completed with the Psychology major.  Students must meet the requirements for the psychology major while completing the required early childhood education requirements.  Students work with an advisor in the Psychology Department and an advisor in the Teacher Preparation and Certification Program to ensure all requirements in both programs are met.  Students receive the B.A. degree in Psychology and must complete the College and School of Liberal Arts core requirements.

Secondary Education Coordinate Major

The Secondary Education Coordinate Major may only be completed, at this time, concurrent with undergraduate degrees within the Tulane School of Professional Advancement. Students must meet the requirements for the primary major while completing the required Secondary Education requirements.  Students work with an advisor in the department of their primary major and an advisor in the Teacher Preparation and Certification Program to ensure all requirements in both programs are met.  Students receive a B.A., B.S., or B.F.A. degree and must complete the core requirements of their respective Colleges.