Theory Into Practice
Practicing educators use their coursework and current educational settings for implementation and research during their time in the program. This concept aligns with our collective belief that being able to put educational theory into practice is where the most learning occurs.
With the use of action research and the teacher as researcher, the program provides educators with the necessary tools to become reflective practitioners in their own classrooms, schools, and other educational environments.
Teaching All Students
The needs of today's students are growing and changing. Today's educators need to be able to respond to issues of literacy, critical thinking, inclusion, differentiated instruction, gifted and talented, and other issues of students.
This aligns with our belief that the profession of education needs to be strengthened. Not only should educators be treated as professionals, but educators should believe that they are professionals. This includes participation in on-going professional development opportunities that impact educators' leadership and involvement in their schools and learning communities.