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Serving traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds in the Catholic Franciscan practice of openness, caring, and service, candidates in the Teacher Preparation Program are prepared to be reflective practitioners through a variety of pre-service growth experiences. 

Briar Cliff offers three majors for future teachers:

Students who successfully complete the Teacher Preparation Program are eligible for an Iowa teaching license. The program is accredited by the Iowa Department of Education.

Courses

EDEL 216 - Teaching Elementary Science
EDEL 241 - Children's Literature
EDEL 335 - Teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDEL 342 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies
EDEL 461 - Teaching Elementary Language Arts
EDEL 464 - Reading Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation
EDEL 465 - Reading Practicum
EDEL 466 - Elementary Reading and Content Area Instruction
EDMI 421 - Teaching in Middle School
EDMI 422 - Middle School Literacy
EDSE 07 IR - Content Area Reading
EDUC 03 IS - Introduction to Education Computer/Media Technology
EDUC 14 IS - Electronic Portfolio
EDUC 210 - Educational Foundations
EDUC 250 - Management and Instruction
EDUC 270 - Exceptional Learners
EDUC 300 - Foundations of Catholic Schools in America
EDUC 318 - Educational Psychology
EDUC 330 - Educational Measurement and Evaluation
EDUC 400 - Ministry of Catholic School Teaching
EDUC 410 - Student Teaching in the Elementary School
EDUC 412 - Student Teaching K-12
EDUC 415 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School
EDUC 450 - Human Relations
EDUC 475 - Independent Educational Study
EDUC 500 - Research for School Leaders
EDUC 501 - Learning and Learners
EDUC 502 - Literacy, STEAM, and Turn-Around Schools
EDUC 503 - Systems Change in Organizations
EDUC 504 - Instructional Design and Assessment
EDUC 505 - Dynamics of Adult Learning and Professional Collaboration
EDUC 506 - Curriculum Development and Evaluation
EDUC 507 - Teaching and Assessing Virtual Classrooms
EDUC 508 - Shared Leadership and Supervision
EDUC 509 - Issues and Advocacy in Teacher Leadership

Faculty

Kristen Crabtree-Groff
Associate Professor of Education; Division Chair of Education
712-279-5292
Ken Berg
Associate Professor of Education
712-279-5555
Theresa Engle
Assistant Professor of Education
712-279-1607
Ruth Schock, O.S.F.
Professor of Education
712-279-5556
Traci Hansen
Instructor of Education
712-279-5596
Jill Becker
Administrative Assistant, Education Department; Talent Search
712-279-5573