The Department of Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education offers programs in two major areas: Teacher Education and Psychology.

Teacher Education
Excellent teachers are of vital importance to the future of America and its children. The Department of Teacher Education, in cooperation with academic departments across the campus, offers high quality teacher education programs in elementary education and in numerous secondary education subject areas.

The Teacher Education Program at the University is organized around the conceptual framework, “Teachers as Reflective Decision-Makers.” The primary goal and mission of the Teacher Education Program continues to involve helping prospective teachers to become effective decision-makers who base decisions on a well-developed philosophy of education.

The Department of Teacher Education offers both major and minor programs of study in psychology. The psychology programs prepare individual for careers in various areas, including social services agencies, the criminal justice system, hospitals, clinics, and other mental health organizations. The psychology programs are also highly appropriate for those who wish to prepare themselves for graduate study in theoretical or applied psychology. Teacher Education students also complete several psychology courses as part of the professional education curriculum.