Consistent with this mission of NCU, the teacher education program is offered in a campus environment that is person and faith oriented. The curriculum is designed to integrate a broad Christian liberal arts academic preparation with research-based education methods and relevant field experiences in a purposeful and explicit fashion. NCU’s teacher education program addresses the needs and priorities of elementary and secondary school teachers for today and in the future. The courses and standards have been outlined and approved by Teacher Standards & Practices Commission (TSPC).
Becoming a teacher is a wonderful way to use the gifts that God has given you to inspire young people in life-changing ways. As you study education at NCU, you will gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a highly qualified teacher.
Students will learn to implement strong classroom management, best teaching practices, well-crafted lesson plans, and useful assessment tools. You will also develop a strong understanding of the expectations of teachers and students for state standards and benchmarks. All this takes place amid a liberal arts Christian university where your knowledge is broadened, your faith is deepened, and your ethics are grounded.
Completion of this program will result in a recommendation to the Teacher Standards & Practices Commission of Oregon (TSPC) for a preliminary teaching license in education.
PREREQUISITES FOR THE MAJOR
COURSES IN THE MAJOR
Courses within the IDS Concentration
Teacher Education Application Process
Program Director: Kathy Ditommaso Owen, M.S.
MAT Western Oregon University
Oversee the Teacher Education and School Counseling Programs