College of Education
The College of Education promotes quality in teaching and learning within a framework of educational opportunities. The college adheres to high standards of academic excellence in the preparation of caring, moral educators who are well prepared to serve in culturally diverse schools. Degree candidates are encouraged in their professional endeavors by a faculty dedicated to modeling lifelong learning and fostering critical and creative thinking in professional interactions with each other, with the students, and with the educational community. The College of Education offers graduate degrees in several pathways. The College of Education offers undergraduate and post-baccalaureate teacher certification programs at multiple levels (EC-6, 4-8, 7-12) as well as certifications in all-level (EC-12) art, music, physical education, technology applications, and Spanish. The College of Education also offers several graduate degree programs.
Educator Preparation Program Guidelines and Policies: For all undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of Education involving educator certification, the following Program Guidelines and Policies apply.
Realizing that education is the avenue for transmitting our cultural heritage to succeeding generations and that modern advances should be incorporated with successful techniques of the past, the education faculty of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor accepts the responsibility for teacher preparation for each candidate as follows:
1. Acquire the knowledge to thrive in today's challenging classroom;
2. Mold valuable attitudes;
3. Develop effective leadership characteristics; and
4. Influence the dynamics of the total community.
Successful completion of the challenges offered by the faculty should enable every student to become an excellent teacher. In implementing this mission, the University maintains a close relationship with the public schools in order to familiarize students with school procedures and to prepare them for entry into the teaching profession.
Being a first-year teacher is one of the hardest things I have encountered. I would not be able to overcome the obstacles that being a first-year teacher brings without my education from UMHB. I'm extremely thankful for the education program at UMHB, the professors, and the number of hours that we put in before taking on our own classroom.
Class of 2015
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