Orlean Beeson School of Education is home to nationally-recognized programs that equip you to pursue a variety of career paths.
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. This department also offers Alternative A Master's Programs which is designed for the working professional and allows you to earn a master's degree in elementary education, special education or secondary education.
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.
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