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4+1 Program


Students at Belmont may choose to MINOR in EDUCATION. There are two tracks of the MINOR in EDUCATION:

The 4+1 Minor leading toward teacher certification

4+1 Master of Arts in Teaching Program The MINOR in EDUCATION leading toward teacher certification is also known as the 4+1 Program. In this program students elect to complete the minor, complete their content major, graduate with a B.S., B.A., or B.F.A., and then return for a 1-year Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree in which they complete the courses necessary for full teacher licensure. In addition to the teaching license, at the end of the full year of teaching in schools during the day and attending courses in the evening and on weekends, the candidates receive a master’s degree and potentially 1-year of teaching experience credit.

For further information on the Education Minor, click here

The Minor not leading toward certification

The MINOR in EDUCATION not leading toward teacher certification consists of 18 hours of EDU courses: 12 hrs. of the EDU Core, 3 hrs. in Organization and Management of the Multicultural Classroom, and 3 hrs. of EDU elective credit. Students in this track DO NOT receive teacher licensure.

> Both minors are 18 hours of course work with the first 12 hours made up of the Education Core courses and the remaining six hours which includes a required EDU course and an EDU elective. This minor is open to all majors.