Students preparing to teach in secondary schools may pursue a B.A. or B.S. degree with a major in an Arts and Sciences discipline but must also complete the Teacher Education Program offered by the School of Education. This program has a full-year residency program for the senior year. The professional residency year constitutes the capstone experience in the preparation of teachers and includes a combination of study and practice. During the professional residency year, all students must participate in a full-time student teaching and learning experience in a K-12 setting, normally from 8:00 to 4:00. They will begin the year on the schedule of the K-12 schools. The residency year is conducted in off-campus settings during the senior year; thus, students must be prepared to live off-campus during this year. For details on admission to Teacher Education, consult the Education-Teacher Certification section under the College of Arts and Sciences in the catalog.