The Education department at OLLU offers a variety of education programs at the undergraduate level designed to meet the educational needs of a growing and diverse student population.

OLLU's Education department is built on more than 90 years of experience preparing undergraduate students to become classroom teachers. Students who pursue a graduate degree in education at OLLU serve in related education roles such as school superintendents, principals, counselors and librarians.

Programs within the Education Department at Our Lady of the Lake University prepare students to be professional educators who understand and meet the needs of a diverse student population. Graduates of our programs are committed to being life long learners, who are called to serve children, families, and community, and to provide innovative practices as leaders in their field.

Formal entry into the teacher education program is open to juniors who meet the program admission requirements

Teacher Preparation Programs

Early Childhood through Grade 6 Certification (EC-6)

Students wishing to earn EC-6 certification pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Specializations are available in:
  • Bilingual
  • Special Education
  • English as a Second Language

Grades 7-12 Certification

Students working toward certification for grades 7-12 pursue a major and a minor in the chosen teaching field with a minor in Education. Certification is available in:

All Level Certification

Students working toward certification for all level (EC-12) pursue a major with Education as the minor in the chosen teaching field. Certification available in:


The following minors are also available:
Contact Us

Alycia D. Maurer, PhD
Professor of Education
210-434-6711, ext. 7125

Biliterate Certificate Program

Earn a bilingual Education degree



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