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The Office of Teacher Education coordinates the teacher preparation programs with respect to field experiences, admission to teacher education, admission to clinical experience, clinical experience assignments, and licensure.
"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others."
The mission of the Office of Teacher Education is to enhance the goals of the teacher education programs in the School of Education, and the College of Arts & Sciences. This office initiates, monitors, and implements policies and practices of the University and ensures compliance with state, regional, and national guidelines and regulations.
The School of Education prepares knowledgeable, reflective, and caring school executives and teachers who demonstrate leadership in their schools and classrooms, use research to inform practice, communicate effectively with all candidates and parents, and work diligently to prepare candidates to live and work in a diverse, global, and technologically advanced society.