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.
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.
Dean of the College of Education, Professor of Education
Dr. Mitchell serves at Columbia International University as Dean for the College of Education. She desires to support educators in their quest to serve as teachers and educational leaders, sustained
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.
Director of Professional Education Field Experiences, Associate Professor of Education
Mrs. Murdaugh embraces the motto of “changed lives change lives”, she desires to train with excellence highly qualified Christian teachers who think, teach and lead biblically wherever God leads.
Teacher Education Program Director, Professor of Education
Dr. Hoekstra enjoys sharing the practical experiences from 16 years of middle school teaching with future teachers. She desires to prepare teachers with a biblical worldview who, by God’s grace, can
M.A.T. Program Director, Assessment Coordinator, Professor of Education
Dr. McCann’s desire is for undergraduate and graduate students to develop and refine their heart for ministry as future teachers and educational leaders who will serve the Lord with academic
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.