Majors at SU

Students may select from a wide variety of majors and minors which will well prepare them for future teacher training and teaching positions. It is strongly encouraged that students work closely with both their academic advisor and the pre-education advisor when selecting classes.

For those interested in teaching at the elementary level (grades K-8):

Incorporate a variety of courses in basic subject areas such as English, math, social studies, language, life science and physical, earth or space science.  

For those interested in teaching at the secondary level (grades 6– 12)

It is advisable to choose a major, double major or minor in the subject-area you want to teach. This way, you will complete the coursework required for the endorsement area in which you desire to teach.

Looking for a major specifically focused on education?

Seattle University offers two undergraduate degree programs that can focus on education. Both offer a specialization in Elementary Education that offers a teacher preparation program embedded within the undergraduate degree.

For more information on the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Program, contact:
Dr. Sven Arvidson
(206) 296-5470

For more information on the Humanities for Teaching Program, contact:
Dr. Ben Howe
(206) 296-2690  
Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a Specialization in Elementary EducationHumanities for Teaching with a Specialization in Elementary Education



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