Teacher Education Program
One of the primary concerns of the university, as well as one of its principle opportunities for service, is in the field of teacher education. The university is committed to meeting the need for well-trained and dedicated teachers. It recognizes teacher education as an institution-wide responsibility. The unifying theme for all of the education programs is the development of professional educators as facilitative teachers who understand and value the process of learning.
The mission of the Methodist University Teacher Education Program is to produce graduates who will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical skills and exhibit dispositions of the Facilitative Teacher.
- Graduates will demonstrate content knowledge.
- Graduates will have the appropriate pedagogical skills.
- Graduates will exhibit the dispositions of the Facilitative Teacher.
- Graduates will demonstrate leadership skills in the classroom, in the school, and within the teaching profession.
- Graduates will establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students
The Teacher Education Program, accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), provides courses of study for the following teaching licenses:
- Elementary Education (K-6)
- Middle Grades Education (6-9)
- Special Education: General Curriculum (K-12)
- School Social Work (Not currently available as of Fall 2016)
- Secondary Education
- Special Subjects
The North Carolina teaching license is currently honored in 45 states through interstate reciprocity agreements and other states via NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification).
The Teacher Education Program at Methodist University is in compliance with Title II of the Higher Education Act. A copy of the report is available here.