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Teacher Education Program Mission and Goals

Mission Statement:

The Teacher Education Program prepares candidates for an Initial Kansas Teaching license with a liberal arts foundation. The teacher education department prepares highly qualified teachers who will contribute to the teaching profession and who will positively impact students in Pk-12 school systems. Our candidates will have a broad perspective, who think critically, reflectively and creatively; who are humane and committed to meeting the learning needs of all students; and who guide students to become effective and productive citizen in the 21st century.


Program Goals:

Students who complete a Bachelor of Arts in Teacher Education will be able to:

  • Demonstrate depth and breadth of knowledge and interdisciplinary connections inherent in the level and content area studied.
  • Apply state and national standards, research-verified best practices, critical thinking, clear and thoughtful communication, creative expression, and honest open inquiry in designing, implementing, differentiating, assessing, and reflecting on effective pedagogy.
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions in varied educational settings with regard to a diversity of students and all members of the school community.
  • Foster an engaging classroom environment.
  • Demonstrate their teaching skills effectively to complete a successful clinical practice.