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.
Elementary Education program includes 300 hours of clinical experience prior to student teaching
Small class sizes and cohorts foster relationship with faculty members, K-6 partners, and peers
Christ-centered mission is to prepare teachers for their calling to impact the world for Jesus Christ
ED 150 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.
ED 365 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.
ED 406 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.
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