Education & Social Sciences

The Harry H. Henney '35 & Jeanette Henney Department of Education


Initial Teaching Licensure Program Opportunities 


Major in Elementary Education* 

  • English Learners
  • Mild Intervention (Special Education)

Major in Secondary Education* 

  • Applied Mathematics, Biology, Biology-Chemistry, Chemistry, English/Language Arts, History, Spanish 

Major in All-Grade Education* 

  • Choral Music, Instrumental Music, Visual Arts, Human Performance (Physical Education)

Major in Educational Studies 

  • Business

  • Counseling 

  • Education 

*CAEP accredited Fall 2021


Advanced Licensure Program Opportunities

Transition to Teaching




The Harry H. Henney '35 & Jeanette Henney Department of Education at Manchester prepares students for excellence in the field of teaching. Students have a variety of majors from which they can choose, including Educational Studies and teaching degrees. Because of the rigorous program, Manchester successfully graduates effective professionals ready for diverse settings working with children and young adults.

The Education Program embraces the University's liberal arts program, as well as the State of Indiana's requirements for licensing. Manchester is accredited by CAEP, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.


Why Manchester? 


All education majors at Manchester, whether those seeking licensure or not, can expect to become involved in the public schools as early as the first year. During the last academic year, the 225 students enrolled in education classes had more than 350 student field experiences that totaled more than 27,000 hours of classroom experience.

The Manchester University Teacher Education program also is known for high expectations in student teaching. Its graduates are highly regarded, as indicated by a constant 90+ percent placement rate over the past five years. Students involved in the Educational Studies program complete engaging internships based on their own career goals. Many find employment in childcare programs, YMCA coordinators, etc. 


Careers for an Education Major 


  • Activities Director 

  • Adult Education Teacher 

  • Athletic Coach 

  • Child Welfare Worker 

  • College Professor 

  • Elementary Teacher 

  • Guidance Counselor 

  • High School Teacher 

  • Physical Education Instructor 

  • Preschool Teacher 

  • Principal 

  • School Administrator 

  • School Psychologist 

  • Special Education Teacher 

  • TESOL/ESL Teacher 

  • Training Specialist 

Harry H. Henney '35 & Jeanette Henney
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