The Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Higher Learning Commission, processes that assure quality programming and support continuous improvement. The Teacher Education Program's conceptual framework, "The Reflective Experiential Teacher" is used to guide teacher candidates throughout their studies to critically reflect on personal experiences and experiences that have supported their growth in knowledge, skills and dispositions to gain insights into teaching and learning. The Reflective Experiential Teacher framework guides program design and continuous improvement to offer candidates curriculum and experiences that prepare them for the realities of today's classrooms.
Throughout the teacher education program, candidates experience teacher education faculty using research-based teaching strategies to support growth in their own abilities to creativity, collaboration, critical thinking and communication in field experiences. Our aim is to prepare qualified teachers that demonstrate the ability to use instructional practices that meet the unique needs of all students, and to make data-based instructional decisions.
Teacher Education candidates are responsible for remaining current in their knowledge of the requirements for their Teacher Education program and teacher licensure requirements.