The Education Program at the University of Charleston (UC) prepares students who will be committed educators, lifelong learners, and community servants. More specifically, the education faculty provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge (KNOW), skills (DO), and dispositions (BE) to become an effective teacher.
- Knowledge (KNOW)
Upon graduation, UC’s teacher candidates will have the content knowledge necessary to teach their future students. The content will be specifically aligned with state and national standards, and be reflected and demonstrated during their professional experiences at UC and through passing scores on the Praxis content exam.
- Pedagogy (DO)
Upon graduation, UC’s Teacher Candidates will have the pedagogy necessary to design research-based instruction that promotes “best practices” and in-depth learning. Teacher candidates will have the ability to self-assess and reflect on their instructional practice and make changes based on these assessments.
- Dispositions (BE)
Upon graduation, UC’s Teacher Candidates will have the dispositions necessary to be an effective teacher through their interactions with teachers, faculty, and students.