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In addition to Biblical principles, the Grace University Teacher Education Program adheres to five professional principles:
Conceptual Framework – Instruct, Inspire, Inquire – requires teacher candidates to complete four foundational areas of study:
Nebraska Department of Education Administrative Rules - ensures 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)
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Colorado Springs, CO 80920
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Ste. 130
Orlando, FL 32822
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1413
CREDE Five Standards of Effective Pedagogy- trains future teachers and administrators to be 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.
Through the Six Traits philosophy—Ideas, Organization, Voice, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, and Conventions-- students learn how to teach writing effectively in their future classrooms.
Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening (RWSL)
The Teacher Education Program has extensive experience and expertise in English Language Learner (ELL) instruction, so our students learn how to develop lesson plans that integrate the four most critical language development areas—Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.
Review our IT resources available for students, faculty, and staff - including free Internet, E-mail accounts, and personal access to class schedules and grade reports.
Review Career listings that will help students jump start their careers, including - Jobs, Ministry opportunities, Pastoral Internships, and more.
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