Goals

  1. Prepare talented teachers who will influence the learning and personal development of their students and make significant contributions to the teaching profession.
  2. Pioneer innovative programs to enhance teaching and that foster intentional connections between the liberal arts tradition and pedagogy or educational methodology.
  3. Address, through ongoing forums and the use of web-based technology, public policy issues concerning and affecting K-12 education.
  4. Enable students to explore and develop effective use of technology in the service of teaching and learning.
  5. Provide outreach to schools in our community and region through in-service and summer programs, learning technologies, collaborative research studies, and service projects.
  6. Provide and support opportunities for teacher candidates to participate in educational/behavioral research in collaboration with faculty, community schools/teachers and Albion College Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities (FURSCA).
  7. Incorporate a summer program to enable students to complete the requirements for a strong major in a discipline, the new core, sufficient Education courses, off-campus study if desired, and student teaching and still graduate in four years.
  8. Increase enrollment from 150 to 200 dedicated students (50 students/class) by 2003.