Central College is committed to teacher education in the Liberal Arts tradition. Our mission is to facilitate the development of prospective educators who demonstrate the highest levels of personal growth and professional achievement.
Admission to the teacher education program requires a 2.7 GPA, completion of several pre-admission courses in education, and letters of recommendation from professionals in the field. Students in our program progress through a developmentally designed program of coursework, field experiences and student teaching.
The Education Department is founded on the Central Teacher Dispositions and the InTASC standards. These dispositions and student standards have been summarized in the Central “I Understand, I Can, I Am” statements listed below. All teacher candidates are required to demonstrate proficiency in all of the Central College Education Department adopted InTASC Standards and Dispositions and will be assessed throughout the students’ progression in the education program. A final assessment of the InTASC standards will occur during their student teaching experience. Each student maintains a program e portfolio to identify progress in each InTASC standards and dispositions.
More information can be found in our program handbook.