Department of Teacher Education

Department of Teacher Education

Elementary/Secondary Education

The goals of the department are to develop teachers/educators who:

  • Are academically competent in subjects they are to teach
  • Have a broad background of general education and appreciate the value of both liberal arts and science in modern society
  • Have a working knowledge of the historical and philosophical foundations of education
  • Have a sincere belief in the dignity of the individual and have compassion and empathy
  • Have a working knowledge of effective classroom management and the skills of teaching
  • Realize that teaching is both an art and a science
  • Realize that America is a culturally diverse society and have a commitment to multiculturalism and pluralism
  • Provide students with action based, experience rich learning opportunities