Education Department Objectives

The mission of the Division of Teacher Education is to prepare graduates who are professional educators in a globally diverse society. We believe that the process of educating teachers must value both academic preparation grounded in the best available research, theory, and practice, and the immediate application of these concepts, placing future teachers early and often in the public and private schools of the Greater Boston area. We foster professional responsibility which will manifest itself in continued educational growth, deep sensitivity to the needs of others, and true respect for each individual. Students entering the teaching profession will develop and demonstrate a high level of teaching competency in the classroom.


  1. Teacher education candidates will develop skills in problem solving, professional exploration and reflective teaching.
  2. Teacher education candidates will develop skills to collaborate and cooperate with peers in the program as well as with the staff of the school in which prepracticum and practicum experiences occur.
  3. Teacher candidates will understand the integration of content knowledge, teaching pedagogy, process, and their inherent relationships as part of their development toward professional educators.
  4. Teacher candidates will understand that foundation studies for all Teacher Education includes a broadly-based liberal arts core curriculum, professional education studies and an understanding of the values and beliefs of the Christian world view.
  5. Teacher candidates will develop skills as reflective, effective, skilled facilitators of learning who are prepared to process information in a technologically advanced society and to adapt to different teaching settings, varying exceptionalities, and diverse cultural backgrounds.
  6. Teacher candidates will understand and model in the classroom a wide range of effective teaching/learning techniques, computer-based multimedia technologies, and the application of current and established research on teaching and learning.
  7. Teacher candidates will develop skills to foster effective interaction, engagement and building of partnerships with families/caregivers and communities.
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