Department of Teaching and Learning

Preparing effective teachers and education professionals:

The Teaching & Learning Department prepares Prekindergarten to 12 teachers and education professionals with the knowledge and skills to teach all students in traditional and non-traditional settings, especially those in urban settings and regional schools.

Our teacher certification programs are guided by six standards:

  • Standard 1: Teaching for all students that facilitates Active Learning
  • Standard 2: Teaching for all students that exhibits Coherence and Continuity
  • Standard 3: Teaching for all students that promotes Critical/Creative Thinking
  • Standard 4: Teaching for all students that enhances Real-World Connections
  • Standard 5: Teaching for all students that involves Reflective Thinking
  • Standard 6: The ability to teach subject-matter content so that it is understood