Heritage offers several bachelor's degree programs that prepare you to become a certified teacher.  Whether your goal is to teach in an elementary school or to become a specialized instructor in Math, Art, Science, English Language Arts, or Humanities in a middle or high school, Heritage has programs that will get you where you want to be.

 HU Theory to Practice

Theory to Practice courses are conveniently scheduled during evenings and weekends to fit the needs of your busy schedule.  You will learn the latest practices from professors with years of experience working in K-12 education. Throughout the program, you get hands-on, practical teaching experience; during your final semester, you participate in a co-teaching internship in a K-12 classroom.


Kayli Berk"Within Theory to Practice, you get down to the basic practice and reflect on why you want to be a teacher. The reflective piece is built into every practice. We're not just learning to teach; we're teaching to learn." 

-Kayli Berk, Theory to Practice student

HU Residency

Finish your Teacher Preparation Program with two years of classroom experience through our HU Residency program. You will become a teacher by working side by side with peers and an experienced classroom instructor in a K-8 classroom four days a week. Spend the fifth day on campus with your teammates in a day of seminars that teach you content knowledge as well as the theory and practice of teaching.


Amanda McDonald"The Residency program is really unique. It's circular: I can immediately implement at the elementary school techniques that I've learned in my classes, and my experience in the elementary classroom leads to questions I can ask my professors...and you build relationships [with children] by being in the same classroom all year."

-Amanda McDonald, Residency student 

 Early Childhood Studies

The Early Childhood Studies degree is for students not looking to become certified teachers but who wish, rather, to enter or advance in careers with outside agencies and programs related to early childhood studies.  This program helps aspiring professionals develop the knowledge, skills and leadership qualities needed to succeed at these agencies as well as when working with parents, teachers, and children seeking services.

       Early Childhood Studies



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