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Education

Education

Overview

Teachers help to shape the future of our children - and that's why Central Christian College of Kansas places great emphasis on our education program. The mission of our Teacher Education Program is to develop responsive practitioners who are academically competent, professionally astute and service-minded - all from the perspective of a Christian worldview.

We offer a four-year program designed to prepare candidates to apply for teacher licensure. In addition to a strong liberal arts emphasis in general education, students are trained to create, plan and manage a positive learning environment.

We invite you to apply today! Become a guiding force in creating an outstanding teaching environment in your chosen field of education.

Offerings

Use the links below to view specific coursework related to each program
  • Special Education Endorsement

Outcomes

The Education Department recognizes the following outcomes for its graduates. 
  • Familiarity with developmental science and learning theories, adapting learning strategies in response to the cognitive, linguistic, cultural, emotional, spiritual, and physical abilities of students. 
  • Demonstrate general and content subject knowledge and promote appropriate levels of literacy with students. 
  • Employ assessment resources to analyze student learning, applying what is learned to improve student and professional practice. 
  • Demonstrate familiarity with intervention and management strategies that allow for the efficient management of time, resources, and behavior.  
  • Delivers instruction that reflects reliance on academic standards, assessment data, and a scaffolding approach to learning. 
  • Identify, acquire, and maintain effective learning resources and assets (technologies) to maximize learning, communication and engagement. 
  • Communicate effectively, utilizing multiple mediums and modes, to ensure that objectives, expectations, and feedback is clearly understood. 
  • Present lessons that promote critical thinking and challenge students to consider the interconnectivity and diversity of knowledge, skills, and abilities. 
  • Appropriately challenges personal, public, and pupil biases and misconceptions, cultivating innovative and diverse outcomes
  • Nurture a safe and affirming learning environment (physically, emotionally, and socially), respecting individual differences while fostering a climate of collaboration and community
  • Design instruction that builds upon the personal context, literacy, knowledge and experiences of each student. 
  • Maintain a classroom environment that fosters creativity and innovation, allowing students to demonstrate learning in different ways. 
  • Participate in collaborative leadership initiatives and assessment that strengthens student performance and professional practice. 
  • Advocate for students, partnering with colleagues, families, and communities, to promote learner growth and development. 
  • Exhibit Christian character through the ethical and professional execution of their office. 
  • Contribute to the enhancement of learning, employing technology, relationships, research, and resources to ensure equitable and effective access to all.

Opportunities

Data collected on graduates confirms that 100% of graduates are employed within two years of graduation (2015-2017). Eighty-five percent of our students pass their proficiency test on the first try, and the average state portfolio scores is 25.85/30.

Department Information:

Admission Requirements

Contact the Education Department

Department FAQs

Education Handbook 2017-2018

Education Department Resources


Faculty





Cathy Brown, M.E.
Education
cathy.brown@centralchristian.edu 
(620) 241-0723 ext 507