The School of Education programs offer excellence through small classes, collaborative learning, innovative teaching, and active experiences in schools and other educational settings. Quality programs are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (MO-DESE). The School of Education honors Lincoln University's historic mission which began with education.
Our focus, represented by our conceptual framework, is to transform the future, one learner at a time through enduring understanding, engaging pedagogy, and evolving worldview.
Our mission is to prepare educators to make a difference in the lives of learners. Education programs offer students opportunities to learn in technology-rich classrooms and to apply that learning in a variety of clinical settings in rural, urban, and suburban schools. Candidates learn from experienced university professors, repected researchers, and master teachers. Learners encounter and develop a greater appreciation for diversity among individuals, ideas, perspectives and communities.
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The Lincoln University School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Programs are approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education through the Office of Educator Quality and Lincoln University Department of Education is transitioning from the MoSTEP standards to the MoSPE standards which go into effect state wide in August of 2017Required changes and implementation schedule will be communicated to students through individual advising sessions, meetings, and/or other university communications.
The theme for the current framework is Transforming the future - one learner at a time . . . through enduring understanding, engaging pedagogy, and evolving worldview. The transforming of the Es and 3s on the graphic reminds us of enduring, engaging and evolving and gives the model a simple and updated look.
Enduring understanding means that learning and teaching must focus on important concepts that students will remember for a lifetime, rather than information that is memorized for a test and then forgotten.
Engaging pedagogy means that learning is to be active, interactive and involving, emphasizing exploration, discovery and life application, rather than just reading a text and listening to lectures.
Evolving worldview means that learners encounter diverse people, ideas and perspectives and so develop social responsibility and global consciousness.
Through engaging pedagogy, education professors model and make a lasting difference in learners' lives which can then be passed on to P-12 students by the teacher candidates. By cultivating enduring understand among students and encouraging an evolving worldview, the education faculty is preparing teachers who will be able to do the same for their students. As the candidates construct personal and community knowledge, skills, and dispositions, they become educators empowered to transform the future one learner at a time.