Student Learning Outcomes

Mission

Teacher Education’s mission is to prepare students for lifelong learning, developing future educators’ intellect, imagination, self-confidence, and motivation, while preparing them for the teaching profession. Students investigate, reflect, analyze, and judge reality and truth through inquiry and discussion. Committed to educating each student as a total human being, the teacher education unit helps students to receive, respond to, organize, and characterize values. Specifically, students develop values about teaching, society, health behaviors, moral issues, education, and political influences. We ask our students to think boldly about the opportunities and responsibilities presented to us by a rapidly changing world. Students within the teacher education program are encouraged to live Carroll College’s mission by participating in community service and by interacting with children and adults from diverse cultural, religious, economic, and intellectual backgrounds.

Teacher Education advances this mission as it works within the Carroll College’s Teacher Education Conceptual Framework. That framework is built upon a liberal arts education, structured by traditional educational philosophies, and embraced by an atmosphere of dignity, which values justice of all persons.

Goals and Objectives

The goal of Carroll College’s Teacher Education Program is to assist students in developing teaching competencies in their chosen fields and help them become educational leaders capable of responding to their students’ individual needs. Teacher education graduates will demonstrate competence in the Montana Office of Public Instruction Teaching Standards and the Framework for Teaching, a research-based set of components of instruction, aligned to the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards.