About the Education Department
The mission of the Education Department is to prepare competent, caring, professional educators who are able to meet the needs of a diverse society. The Education Program provides teacher candidates with a solid understanding of the subject matter areas that they will teach, a wide variety of field experiences through which they develop and practice teaching skills, and many opportunities to demonstrate their impact on student learning. Within a moral framework, educators learn to be reflective, lifelong learners who are able to communicate effectively and demonstrate dedication and commitment to the teaching profession.
The Education Department is inspired by and strives to follow in the footsteps of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. While the Sisters of Providence (SPs) engage in many ministries, one of their primary ministries is teaching and service. In the words of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, “Love the children first, then teach them.” More about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin.
The vision of the Education Department is to be the first choice and finest source of pre-professional educator training in the Midwest.