This thread comes under the heading of "something to be aware of in making the college decision." Like many of her peers, when my daughter was applying to colleges, she really didn't have much of an idea about what profession she wished to pursue. She chose a school that I will only identify as one of the more selective CTCL schools.
By the beginning of her junior year, my daughter had decided that she wished to become a special education teacher. Her school loudly proclaims the fact that many of their graduates become public school teachers. However, we were stunned to find out that not only could she not take the courses necessary for a special ed certification, but that as an undergraduate she could not even take the courses necessary for her basic teaching certification. However, for an additional $25,000, the school would be happy to have her stay for a fifth year and take the necessary courses for basic certification as part of a masters program.
Needless to say, I am more than a little put out by all of this. But people tell me that this situation is not uncommon at LACs (although I can testify to the fact that many LACs with similar admission stats do in fact allow students to obtain undergraduate education degrees).
So here is the bottom line. In my view, unless a) you are absolutely sure that your child is not interested a teaching career or b) money is no object, you should check to be sure that any LAC you are considering allows undergraduates to major in education. Otherwise, cross it off your list.