Teacher Education

The mission of the Teacher Education Program is to facilitate the development of candidates who are life-long reflective professionals committed to the learning of all students with an emphasis on:

  • Student-centered education;
  • Teachers as life-long learners and reflective professionals;
  • Current research and best practices;
  • Standards-based curriculum and dynamic assessment; and
  • Interdisciplinary knowledge and curriculum.

The Teacher Education Program is dedicated to providing interdisciplinary instruction and experiences which: 

  • Promote a democratic view of the schools and society;
  • Foster critical, creative, and reflective thinking;
  • Enhance the understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures;
  • Nurture sensitive and caring attitudes;
  • Extend content knowledge and pedagogical competencies; and
  • Instill a commitment to scholarship and professionalism.