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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 the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 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 or 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. 

Huntington University students have an outstanding pass rate on state licensing tests. Our program is specifically designed for students who wish to obtain an Indiana teaching license. Reciprocity agreements with other states help our graduates find employment all across the country.

Preparing You for Your Future

Huntington University education majors receive comprehensive classroom instruction, as well as extensive field experience. 

Prior to student teaching, candidates in all teacher education programs complete a number of field experiences in a variety of settings. As early as the sophomore year, all candidates complete a practicum at either the elementary or secondary level.

All elementary education programs include two four-week field experiences during the junior year. Secondary majors also complete field experiences at both middle and high school levels. Each candidate completes a three-week, full-day experience taking place in a culturally diverse setting. Student teaching in the senior year is a full semester experience.

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The Huntington University Education Department is accredited by the State of Indiana and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Huntington University’s NCATE ReviewEmployabilityTitle II Reports, and EPP Annual Reporting Measures

ABLE Program

The ABLE Program (Achieving Balance in Life through Education) is designed to support students with cognitive disabilities in having a college campus experience. 

Kappa Delta Pi

The Omega Psi chapter of KDP was chartered at Huntington University in 2000 and in 2003 received an Achieving Chapter Excellence award at the Biennial Convocation in St. Louis, Missouri.

Thornhill Nature Preserve

Huntington University operates Thornhill Nature Preserve for the educational enrichment of its own students and schoolchildren throughout the region.

Meet the Education Faculty

Professor Tyanne Bailey

Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education

Tyanne Bailey joined Huntington University in the fall of 2015 as an instructor of education in the area of special education.

Her role is to teach future educators as well as non-education majors about the ins and outs of teaching and working with people with special needs. Some of her courses include Education of the Exceptional Child, Behavior Managment, Foundations of Special Education, Methods for Exceptional Learning and Collaboration and Consultation.

She is a 2004 gradute of Huntington University with a degree in elementary education 1-6 and special education K-12. She also received a Master’s in intensive intervention from Ball State University in 2006. She has spent the past 11 years teaching special education students.

Originaly from Woodburn, Indiana, she and her husband, Phil, a 2005 HU grad, reside in Huntington with their three daughters, Haiden, Harper and Hadley.

Dr. Susie Boyer

Associate Professor of Education

Dr. Melanie Park

Assistant Professor of Education

Kathy Rhodes

Director of Clinical Experiences

Beth West

Education Department Secretary