About Primary Education

Primary Education prepares individuals to teach pre-kindergarten through fifth grade in all subject areas including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

  • Students in this program will have one Education Advisor

Classes in education are held in the Roberta A. Smith University Library classrooms, equipped as “smart classrooms” with Internet, SmartPodium or a mobile KAP IQ Smart Board and computer-display capabilities. The Muskingum Department of Education has iPads, laptops and handheld devices that are available for student and faculty use in education classrooms with wireless connectivity. Other departments throughout the University provide the language labs, science labs, and other facilities necessary to train candidates to become teachers in public schools. These resources are designed to ensure that teacher candidates are able to incorporate technology effectively to enhance instruction and student learning.


The mission of the Muskingum University Undergraduate Initial Teacher Licensure Preparation Program is to develop teacher-leaders who encourage, equip and empower all students.

The philosophy and purpose that the Undergraduate Initial Teacher Preparation Program and Graduate Initial Teacher Preparation Program use to articulate this mission closely align with the University’s mission statement.  The philosophy is grounded in the commitment to help candidates develop intellectually, ethically, socially, and physically.  The purpose of the program is to nurture candidates into becoming educators who in turn nurture their students to their fullest potential by

  • encouraging their efforts, increasing motivation;
  • equipping them with the knowledge and skills they need in order to be successful, professionally and personally; and
  • empowering them to become active participants their own professions, families, and communities.
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