The Department of Teacher Education invites you to explore the many programs we offer to students pursuing initial teaching certification, as well as those designed for teachers and other educators who wish to continue their study of education through advanced degrees.
All of our programs share the common theme of "Preparing Professionals for Service in our Communities." In our programs, both undergraduate and graduate students are prepared to be reflective and collaborative problem-solvers who are able to facilitate diverse and inclusive learning communities.
The Department of Teacher Education is committed to the unifying theme, “Developing Teacher Leaders and Other Professionals for All Learning Communities in a Changing World.” We are dedicated to ensuring the highest quality of a liberal education combined with professional development for all our pre-service and in-service teachers. Our students will have research-based knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to support all learners and to thrive in the classroom. They will be compassionate and caring role models, advocates for their students, voices for social justice, and global citizens who understand difference and diversity as foundations for learning and teaching, and strive to improve the world in which we live.