We are excited you are interested in one of our programs. Our mission is to prepare prospective teachers to be “Knowing, Sharing, Caring” servant leaders in 21st-century classrooms.
The faculty and staff in the School of Education strive to prepare prospective teachers to be effective in the diverse public and private school classrooms. Faculty use their academic expertise and experiences in teaching in P-12 classrooms to assist prospective teachers in developing the knowledge, skills and dispositions they will need to be effective "Knowing, Sharing, Caring” educators in the 21st century.
The School of Education prepares teacher candidates for initial certification in the fields of early childhood, middle grades, history, English, business, health and physical education, mathematics, and music. Post-baccalaureate programs for those who already hold a bachelor’s degree but wish to teach are also offered in each of these fields.
Each program offers classes to prepare prospective educators in their specific fields. Classes are small, allowing instructors the ability to give individual attention to students. In addition, teacher candidates apply the theory they learn in the college classroom to the real world of teaching through extensive field experiences in the public school classroom. Here P-12 teachers share their expertise and knowledge with the prospective educators while mentoring them as the candidates practice the skills they have learned in their college coursework.
We are proud of each of our programs and would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about your interest in teaching. Please feel free to contact us at any time.
Dr. Vicki Hollinshead
Dean of the School of Education
School of Education Mission and Goal Statement
In keeping with the philosophy of Emmanuel College, which is based on a Christian worldview, the School of Education’s mission is to integrate faith, living, learning, and teaching in such a way as to prepare prospective teachers to become servant leaders who make a positive contribution in a diverse society. In addition, the SOE endeavors to build a bridge linking historical and philosophical theory learned in the classroom with educational practice in real-world settings.
Within this framework our students, as professional educators, will develop: a knowledge of content and pedagogy; procedures for developing and using appropriate instructional methods, technology, and assessment; varied strategies for developing positive classroom environments that facilitate student learning, support students, and encourage partnerships with the home, school, and community; and a professional attitude regarding the teaching profession. Reflecting our Christian worldview, the goal of the Emmanuel College School of Education is to develop teachers who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to meet the challenges they will face in the classroom. This framework is designed to develop the following competencies:
Teachers who KNOW will demonstrate
K1: Content - A knowledge of discipline specific content and curriculum appropriate for their chosen teaching field.
K2: Pedagogical Content - A knowledge of the intellectual, social, physical, and personal development of diverse learners and appropriate instructional strategies to teach children in diverse cultural contexts.
Teachers who SHARE will demonstrate
S1: Planning - The ability to design effective learning activities for all learners based on their knowledge of discipline specific content and curriculum, students, learning environments, and assessment.
S2: Resources and Technology - The ability to select and use appropriate curriculum resources including current technology to enhance instruction for diverse learners.
S3: Instruction - The ability to effectively organize, manage and facilitate a learning environment which engages learners in active learning and positive social interaction.
S4: Assessment - The ability to develop and utilize a variety of formal and informal assessment strategies to ensure the continuous development of all learners.
Teachers who CARE will demonstrate
C1: Learning Environment - The ability to create a safe and stimulating learning environment conducive to all learners.
C2: Student Learning - The ability to monitor and manage the classroom so that learners effectively attain desired learning outcomes.
C3: Cooperative Partnerships - The ability to form home and community partnerships to foster student well being and learning.
C4: Professional Development - The ability to grow professionally as a teacher.