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Guiding Principles

The Grace University Teacher Education Programs build on a foundations of Biblical principles and professional standards of practice.

  • Conceptual Framework : Instruct, Inspire, Inquire
  • CREDE Five Standards of Effective Pedagogy
  • Nebraska Department of Education Administrative Rules

Conceptual Framework: Instruct, Inspire, Inquire

Outlines four foundational areas of study:

      • Bible major
      • Service-oriented leadership studies
      • General Arts and Sciences knowledge
      • Professional Studies block geared toward a specific teaching role

CREDE Five Standards of Effective Pedagogy

Guides future teachers in becoming effective leaders in increasingly diverse and global environments by:

      • Having teachers and students work together
      • Developing Language and Literacy skills across all curriculum
      • Connecting lessons to students’ lives
      • Engaging students with challenging lessons
      • Emphasizing dialogue over lectures

Using this model, we emphasize the importance of engaging all learning styles through classroom differentiation and of understanding the socio-political and cultural contexts of education within both multi-cultural and international settings.

Nebraska Department of Education Administrative Rulesensures teacher candidates complete all requirements for state certification.

Additionally, our program has voluntarily submitted to self-studies and the corresponding recommendations by the following institutional evaluation bodies to ensure we continue to offer our students the highest-quality education and to maintain a world-class reputation in the higher education arena.

                Association of Christian School International (ACSI)
                  731 Chapel Hills Drive
                    Colorado Springs, CO 80920
                    5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Ste. 130
                      Orlando, FL 32822
                        (402) 207-0808
                        The Higher Learning Commission
                          230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
                            Chicago, IL 60604-1413
                              (800) 621-7440

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