Education - Program Distinctions

Vision: To prepare teachers who are effective leaders and reflective educators in 21st century educational settings.

Mission: The mission of the Education Division is to prepare teacher candidates in a Christian learning environment with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required to be successful, reflect teacher-leaders in the 21st century.

This mission is embodied in the four Student Learning Outcomes of the Unit:

  • Knowledge - Teacher candidates demonstrate in-depth knowledge in their content areas
  • Pedagogy - Teacher candidates plan and implement classroom strategies that foster learning
  • Leadership - Teacher candidates provide leadership in the school and community
  • Reflective Best Practice - Teacher candidates develop dispositions as caring, reflective, self-assessing thinkers and professional teachers