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Education Department

Overview

Teachers help to shape the future of our children - and that's why Central Christian College of Kansas places great emphasis on our education program. The mission of our Teacher Education Program is to develop responsive practitioners who are academically competent, professionally astute and service-minded - all from the perspective of a Christian worldview.

We offer a four-year program designed to prepare candidates to apply for teacher licensure. In addition to a strong liberal arts emphasis in general education, students are trained to create, plan and manage a positive learning environment.

We invite you to apply today! Become a guiding force in creating an outstanding teaching environment in your chosen field of education.

Offerings

Use the links below to view specific coursework related to each program
  • Education Major: Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
  • Education Major: Physical Education (Grades PreK-12)
  • Education Major: Music Education (Grades PreK-12)
  • Education Major: Secondary English (Grades 6-12)
  • Education Major: Secondary History & Government (Grades 6-12)
  • Education Major: Secondary Mathematics (Grades 6-12)

Outcomes

The Education Department recognizes the following outcomes for its graduates. These outcomes correlate with the Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers (InTASC).
  1. Candidates demonstrate familiarity with developmental science and learning theories, adapting learning strategies in response to the cognitive, linguistic, cultural, emotional, spiritual, and physical abilities of students. (InTASC 1b, 2e, 3f, 7b, 7f)
  2. Candidates demonstrate general and content subject knowledge and promote appropriate levels of literacy with students. (InTASC 4h, 4i, 5e, 5h)
  3. Candidates employ assessment resources to analyze student learning, applying what is learned to improve student and professional practice. (InTASC 1a, 3e, 6a, 6b, 6c, 6i, 7d 8b)
  4. Candidates demonstrate familiarity with intervention and management strategies that allow for the efficient management of time, resources, and behavior.  (InTASC 2b, 3d, 4f, 7e)
  5. Candidates delivers instruction that reflects reliance on academic standards, assessment data, and a scaffolding approach to learning. (InTASC 6f, 6g. 6h, 7a, 7c)
  6. Candidates identify, acquire, and maintain effective learning resources and assets (technologies) to maximize learning, communication and engagement. (InTASC 2f, 3g, 3h, 4g, 5c, 8a)
  7. Candidates communicate effectively, utilizing multiple mediums and modes, to ensure that objectives, expectations, and feedback is clearly understood. (InTASC 4a, 6e, 8d, 8g, 8h)
  8. Candidates present lessons that promote critical thinking and challenge students to consider the interconnectivity and diversity of knowledge, skills, and abilities. (InTASC 4b, 4c, 4d, 5a, 5b, 8f)
  9. The candidate appropriately challenges personal, public, and pupil biases and misconceptions, cultivating innovative and diverse outcomes. (InTASC 4e, 5d, 5g, 9e)
  10. Candidates nurture a safe and affirming learning environment (physically, emotionally, and socially), respecting individual differences while fostering a climate of collaboration and community. (InTASC 3b, 3f)
  11. Candidates design instruction that builds upon the personal context, literacy, knowledge and experiences of each student. (InTasc 2c, 2d)
  12. Candidates maintain a classroom environment that fosters creativity and innovation, allowing students to demonstrate learning in different ways. (InTASC 2a, 5d, 5f, 8e, 8i)
  13. Candidates participate in collaborative leadership initiatives and assessment that strengthens student performance and professional practice. (InTASC 3c, 9a, 9b, 9e, 10c, 10j)
  14. Candidates advocate for students, partnering with colleagues, families, and communities, to promote learner growth and development. (InTASC 1c, 3a, 8c, 10a, 10d, 10e)
  15. Candidates exhibit Christian character through the ethical and professional execution of their office. (InTASC 9f, 10f, 10i, 10k)
  16. Candidates will contribute to the enhancement of learning, employing technology, relationships, research, and resources to ensure equitable and effective access to all. (InTASC 9d, 10b, 10g, 10h, 10j)

Opportunities

Data collected on graduates confirms that 100% of graduates are employed within 2-years of graduation (2015-2017). Eighty-five percent of our students pass their proficineecy test on the first try, and the average state portfolio scores is 25.85/30.

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