Consult your academic advisor and/or the HPU Catalog for specific degree requirements.

Teacher Education Program

Certification – HPU offers elementary (EC-6), middle school (4-8), secondary (6-12, 7-12, or 8-12) and all-level (EC-12) certification.

Middle School Subjects – Specializations are available in language arts, social studies, math and science.

Secondary Education Subjects – Specializations are available in language arts, social studies, math and science.

All-Level Education Subjects – Specializations are available in art, choral music, instrumental music, and physical education, Spanish and theater arts.

Professional Education – The teacher education program at HPU is built upon a foundation of professional education courses. Through this coursework, students study significant educational pedagogy: principles, theories and methods of teaching, curriculum, instructional resources, current trends and issues. Students also work with public school students to enhance their academic preparation.

Post-Baccalaureate Certification Program – The HPU School of Education offers individuals who already have qualifying college degrees the opportunity to pursue teacher certification. Such individuals may pursue certification in any fields offered at HPU. The certification officer in the School of Education will develop an individualized deficiency plan which will outline the specific requirements necessary to be completed in order to be certified in the desired field.


The Department of Kinesiology serves the university in two unique ways. The department provides a general education physical activity program for all students and professional preparation programs for students interested in careers in human movement studies. The department offers a major in exercise and sport science and a major in athletic training. Read more about the kinesiology program.

Athletic Training Education Program

HPU’s Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) is currently pursuing accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). Once CAATE accreditation is obtained, graduates for the Athletic Training Education Program will be eligible to sit for the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) Board of Certification examination. Learn more about the ATEP program.