In the parable of the talents, Jesus describes a “steward” as one who has responsibility for someone else’s treasure. As a teacher, you will have responsibility for a very precious resource – your students. At Huntington University, our conceptual framework (program model) will help you become an effective steward of priceless young minds and hearts.
Accredited by the State of Indiana and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and nationally recognized by the same organization, our education department offers programs for students who desire to become teachers at the elementary or secondary level. All-grade majors will be licensed to teach art and music. We also offer a major in special education. Teacher education programs include a planned series of courses, a series of field experiences, and student teaching during the senior year.
Extensive Classroom Experience
Prior to student teaching, candidates in both the elementary and secondary programs complete a number of field experiences in a variety of settings. As early as the sophomore year, candidates have a part-time practicum at either the elementary or secondary level.
Find the Position You Want
The elementary education program includes two four-week field experiences during the junior year. Secondary majors also complete field experiences at both middle and high school levels during their junior year. Each candidate completes a three-week, full-day experience taking place in a culturally diverse setting in Fort Wayne.
Continue Your Education at HU
Our Master of Education (M.Ed.) program helps practicing teachers extend their professional knowledge and skills and update their licenses. We have a number of classes to choose from in a hybrid format.
Students may also participate in Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education. Second semester sophomores, juniors, and seniors whose cumulative GPA is in the top 20 percent of the major are eligible for induction if they have "exhibited the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards, and promise in teaching and allied professions."
Education Gets An Upgrade
Dr. Susie Boyer pours her energy and expertise into updating and upgrading the learning experience for education majors.
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Sociey
Students may participate in Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education after their freshman year.
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Within her degrees, Dr. Schmalzried is licensed to teach students with learning disabilities, emotional disabilities, mild cognitive disabilities, moderate cognitive disabilities and severe disabilities. She also holds an administrative license as a director of exceptional needs.