Elementary Education

The mission of the Montreat College Teacher Education program is to prepare teachers to be leaders and innovators for the 21st Century classroom.

The purpose of our program is to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, expertise, and support systems they will need to succeed in work, life, and citizenship. In responding to the Christian calling to the ministry of education, 21st century teacher leaders and innovators must be prepared to teach the necessary skills and literacies in a manner that engages all students in the learning process.

Elementary Education prepares students to teach in grades K-6.

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Elementary Education program includes 300 hours of clinical experience prior to student teaching

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Small class sizes and cohorts foster relationship with faculty members, K-6 partners, and peers

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Christ-centered mission is to prepare teachers for their calling to impact the world for Jesus Christ

Sample Courses

EDUC 1111 Foundations of Education

This course is designed to study the profession of teaching, its’ history and foundations, goals, trends, issues, philosophies, and the diversity of our modern school population. Research related to content knowledge necessary to Elementary Education preparation is emphasized. Also, the legal aspects of teaching are introduced and discussed. Preparation for the Pearson Elementary Education Tests (MTEL) required for Teacher Licensure is begun.

EDUC 3460 Christian Philosophy of Education

This course will examine different philosophies of education and how they relate to the Christian worldview. Candidates will complete readings, focused field experiences in P-6 Christian education, and write a paper describing and defending their own Christian philosophy of education.

EDUC 4440 Educational Psychology

This course is designed to study the psychological principles and theories that underlie effective educational practices. Attention is given to developmental processes, individual differences and motivation, learning theory, measurement and evaluation, understanding student behavior motivators, and teacher behavior, including the formulation of developmentally appropriate objectives.


Amy Flagler
Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Teacher Education
Studies in Education and Outdoor Recreation
Faculty of Science and Human Services

Teacher Education Handbook

Download the Teacher Education Handbook

Download the Student Teaching I & II Handbook

The Montreat College Elementary Education program is approved by the state of North Carolina to prepare teacher candidates for Elementary K-6 certification. View a list of North Carolina approved providers.

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