Minor in Teacher Education

Why Minor in Teacher Education at CIU?

More than a minor, the Teacher Education program prepares you to be licensed to teach in an early childhood education program or elementary school in just five years. Here’s how it works. You’ll earn a bachelor’s degree in Bible and a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T) that leads to licensure. Additionally, you will earn a minor in education that provides teaching experience, and makes you eligible for an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) certification in elementary education with an endorsement in early childhood. Complete other designated courses, and you can add an ACSI endorsement in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

You may also pursue a supporting minor in various fields of study such as Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Psychology, Youth Ministry, Bible Teaching or English.

Your Future

Teacher Education at CIU leads you to a world of possibilities:

  • Teaching Pre-K to sixth grade in public schools, international schools, charter schools, Christian schools, MK schools, home schools
  • Academic interventionist
  • Church education
  • Ministering to children through mercy organizations worldwide
  • Tutoring – private or public institutions
  • Directing after-school and day-care programs
  • Christian education consultant
  • Further training as curriculum and instructional specialist, guidance counselor, school administrator, and doctoral work

Your Next Step

Begin dreaming of the many ways you can be used by God with a Teacher Education degree. Get started today.

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Degree Program Faculty

A photo of Lynn Hoestra, Teacher Education Program Director, Professor of Education

Lynn Hoekstra

Teacher Education Program Director, Professor of Education

Dr. Hoekstra enjoys sharing the practical experiences from 16 years of middle school teaching with future teachers.

 

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Mark McCann

M.A.T. Program Director, Assessment Coordinator, Professor of Education

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Connie Mitchell

Dean of the College of Education, Professor of Education

Dr. Mitchell serves at Columbia International University as Dean for the College of Education.

 

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Debbie Moore

M.Ed. Program Director, Professor of Education

Dr. Moore’s passion is to work with Christian educators to enhance classroom skills that use biblical integration and teaching with intentionality to develop spiritual formation in students. 

 

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Linda Murdaugh

Director of Professional Education Field Experiences, Associate Professor of Education

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Milton V. Uecker

Emeritus Professor of Education

Dr. Uecker is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the College of Education.  He currently serves as a guest lecturer and Director of the Lowrie Center for Christian School Education.  

 

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