Department of Teacher Education
You have a passion for teaching others
- become an EPIC Professional Educator.
You want to stand before a class of hungry minds, sharing your wisdom and experiences to inspire future doctors and nurses... lawyers and educators... entrepreneurs and historians... artists and musicians. It's an engaging career, and a degree from Lander can prepare you for the challenges - and rewards - of teaching.
With a long-standing tradition of producing talented teachers, Lander's Department of Teacher Education focuses on empowering and encouraging students to become competent professionals, lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Candidates in and graduates of Lander's program learn to Engage in reflection and professional development to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions. They learn to Plan, provide and assess learning experiences that are supported by research, knowledge of best practice and professional standards. They learn to Integrate content knowledge and skills of scholarly inquiry to teach all students. And finally, they learn to Communicate and collaborate with diverse populations (students, educators, families, and community members) exhibiting professional behaviors and dispositions. Our graduates become professional practitioners who Engage, Plan, Integrate, and Communicate - EPIC Professional Educators.
You'll learn these skills from the best. Our faculty members have extensive experience in teaching children and young adults, and they constantly update their knowledge by working with our K-12 partner schools. And because many of our professors also serve on statewide education committees, you'll have invaluable access to the latest state regulations and policies.
With small class sizes and many professional and student organizations on campus, you'll also have plenty of chances to get to know others who share your interest in education.
You want to be a teacher. At Lander, we'll give you the knowledge and confidence to become an EPIC Professional Educator.