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.
Dr. Terrell Peace, director of graduate & undergraduate teacher education / professor of education / department chair at Huntington University has been published in an education book titled: Self-Efficacy in Action: Tales from the Classrooms for Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development. Peace wrote both the foreword and chapter 8; Control and Self-Efficacy.
Through his research, Peace focused his writing on exploring the relationship between the degree to which teachers feel…
As a student at Huntington College in the late 1970s, Jay Peters thrived in the caring, loving atmosphere he found there. Today, he's in a position to create a similar school atmosphere, believing that the next generation of students can best grow in that type of climate, too. Jay is now in his fifth year as principal of Northwest Elementary in Huntington. He earned his bachelor’s degree…
Kathy Rhodes is the director of clinical experiences for the education department at Huntington University. She graduated from Huntington University with a degree in English education and earned a master’s degree in English from Purdue University (the Fort Wayne campus). She taught both middle school and high school English for a total of 35 years with the last 25 at Huntington North High…