R. Weaver, Interim Dean; Sheryl Stump, Interim Associate Dean; A. Welch, Associate Dean
Teachers College Mission and Vision
Teachers College is is committed to excellence in P-12 and adult/higher education through its student-centered and community-engaged preparation of outstanding professional educators and human service providers, supporting their induction and continuing education, promoting research and development, and influencing policy that enables high quality educational outcomes. Teachers College aspires to transform entrepreneurial learners into educational leaders who are sensitive and responsive to diversity and the contextual foundations of teaching, learning, and human development.
Teachers College seeks to fulfill this mission through the development and provision of:
- outstanding programs for the preparation of professional educators and human service providers;
- an institutional system of performance assessment for professional educators;
- significant and meaningful experimentation and innovation;
- exemplary demonstration and research opportunities for P-12 education professionals;
- outstanding models for professional development schools and collaborative school renewal efforts;
- high quality programs and services for exceptional learners and individuals with special needs;
- an array of educational and human resource services aimed at improving the quality of life for citizens;
- strategies for effective and appropriate uses of technology;
- meaningful international and multicultural experiences and opportunities;
- an outstanding and diverse faculty of teacher-scholars.
Teachers College programs are designed to produce professional educators and human service providers who:
- understand how learners grow and develop and can
design and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences;
- understand the learning needs of each individual
by creating an inclusive environment;
- understand how to create learning environments
that actively engage all learners;
- understand the content area and creates
experiences that ensure that learners master the content;
- can use critical and creative thinking to
connect the content to authentic local and global issues;
- can effectively monitor the learner’s progress
using multiple methods of assessment;
- can effectively plan instruction that is
rigorous, relates to the context in the community, and is in collaboration with
others to ensure alignment with the curriculum;
- understand the need to apply a variety of
- understand the value of self-assessment and
problem for continuous improvement in their practice;
- understand the need to include the larger school
community, and can adopt to multiple environments;
- seek opportunities to lead by collaboration with
the larger school community in ways that enhances student learning and advances
For elementary education and early childhood education, see the listing for the Department of Elementary Education.
For senior high, junior high, and middle school education, see the listing for the Department of Educational Studies.
For all-grade education in music education, health and physical education, and visual arts, see the listing for the Department of Educational Studies.
education, hearing impaired/deaf, applied behavior analysis, and
autism see the listing for the Department of Special Education.
For elementary education and early childhood education, the teaching major requirements are given in the statement of the Department of Elementary Education, and licensing coverage is given in the Teacher Licensing section.
For senior high, junior high, and middle school teaching, a teaching major is required. (Area requirements are given in the statements of the departments of instruction, and licensing coverage is given in the Teacher Licensing section.)
For all-grade education, an all-grade teaching major is required. (Area requirements are given in the statements of the departments of instruction, and licensing coverage is given in the Teacher Licensing section.)
Students must take as many credits in electives as needed to increase the total to 120.