Orlean Beeson School of Education offers rigorous academic programs to best prepare our undergraduate and graduate students to excel and lead in the field of education.
This department offers the Human Development and Family Science program. In addition to human development and family science, concentrations in child development, child life and gerontology are available. This department also offers a 3 + 3 Law Program, which is available to Samford students from any undergraduate major; however, the human development and family science degree works particularly well for those interested in family law and policy issues. Also offered are a family science/public health and family science/social work fast track options which allow students to obtain a bachelor's and master's degree in five years.
Graduate programs offered in this department include Instructional Leadership at the master and specialist level along with face-to-face, blended and online offerings for the Doctorate in Educational and Organizational Leadership program. Our candidates are highly sought after and many alumni are currently serving in notable leadership positions.
This department houses nationally-recognized teacher education programs. Undergraduate programs offered are Early Childhood, Special Education, Elementary, Elementary Collaborative (ESEC), Secondary Education, and an Elementary Education degree with a concentration in Christian Education and Missions for students seeking certification to teach in alternative educational settings. This department also offers Alternative A Master's Programs which are designed for the working professional and allow you to earn a master's degree in elementary education, special education or secondary education.
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