Education @ RMC

Supported, Engaged Learning

You will study with an exceptional group of faculty, instructors, and cooperating teachers, all dedicated to the improvement of schooling and to your professional growth. From the start, you will connect academic coursework with guided experiences in schools. For this reason, nearly 100 percent of our graduates find teaching positions immediately upon graduation.

Our graduates are flexible, committed teachers with deep content knowledge and the ability to differentiate learning for students in their classrooms. School districts know when teachers graduate from RMC, they will be fully prepared to excel in the classroom and will often become leaders in their academic communities.

From start to finish, our students receive intensive mentoring and field-based instruction, including methods training. You’ll learn how to differentiate your teaching based on the strengths and needs of your students and incorporate technology into your practice. Our teachers have the option of adding specialized preparation and endorsements in teaching Reading.

"Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding."

William Arthur Ward

Degree Options


  • Elementary Education
  • K-12 - Art Education
  • K-12 - Health and Human Performance/Physical Education
  • K-12 - Music Education (Vocal and Instrumental)
  • Secondary - Biology and Science Broadfield Education - Biology
  • Secondary - English Education
  • Secondary - History and Social Studies Broadfield Education
  • Secondary - Mathematics Education
  • Secondary - Psychology Education
  • Secondary - Science Broadfield Education - Chemistry


  • K-12 Reading
  • Secondary - Political Science (Government) Education
  • Minors also available in all secondary education fields

Explore the Course Catalog

Featured Courses

EDC 291S – Field Practicum: Secondary and/or P-12 School
This course provides practical field experience in a middle or secondary school. Each credit hour requires 40 hours of experience. Students must complete the practicum during the fall or spring semester over a period of 10-14 weeks. Students must complete a field practicum before they can be admitted to the teacher education program. Sophomore standing is required. Students must be able to schedule 2-3-hour blocks of time twice a week and provide their own transportation. Pass/no pass grading.
EDC 365 – American Indian Education: History and Best Practices
This course examines the forms of traditional American Indian education, historic federal boarding schools, and sectarian and public school approaches to American Indian education. Federal educational policies are reviewed, including 1930’s Indian school reform, 1960’s community control, civil rights related developments, and 1970’s tribal control of education. American Indian education best practices include approaches to language and culture issues, intergenerational learning, dropout prevention, American Indian student educational experiences, and pedagogical practice that works best with Indian students. Indian Education for All (IEFA) is fully explored in this course.
EDC 436 – Writing for P-12 Students
This course will provide students with knowledge about the writing process starting from the emergent level to the advanced level. In addition, students will become knowledgeable about numerous researched based writing models, which implement both an analytical and holistic rubric for assessment. Focus will be on how writing assessment drives the writing instructional process. Using literature to teach writing will be a key component of this course. Components will include student conferencing, conducting a writing assessment, and the revision and editing process.
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Career Ready

The RMC Education program prepares students for a variety of careers. Our alumni have gone onto become educators across the country.

Community Partnerships

Essential Experiences for Student Teachers

Clinical partnerships and practices are integral to the development of preservice teachers. Students spend time in classrooms with P-12 students in methods classes, sophomore practicum, junior field experience as well as fourteen weeks of student teaching.

Several years ago, the education department re-designed the sophomore practicum for all teacher candidates. All students are immersed in an educational experience at Elder Grove School, which includes 40 hours of classroom work, shadowing a student and preparing a student profile and educational plan for him/her, as well as spending time with certified and classified teachers and staff.


Pictured (right to left): Deanne Gemmill, Jodi Carlson, Jeri Heard, Kevin Croff