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, music, or physical education/health. 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."
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Sociey
Students may participate in Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education after their freshman year.
Education majors host a science day for local elementary students to come learn from the soon-to-be teachers.
Dr. Terrell Peace, Huntington University Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Teacher Education, has been awarded the Dr. Thomas E. Musselman Award for Service Excellence by Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (KDP). With this award, KDP recognizes Peace’s substantial contributions of service and strong dedication to the ideals of the Society and the education profession. “The opportunities I have had with Kappa Delta Pi for the last 17 years have played a...
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...
Dr. Cynthia Steury teaches in the education department and serves the institution as assistant dean for faculty development and as a professor of education. Her teaching load includes courses in children's literature, classroom management and organization, mathematics methods, and field experience supervision.