Education Department At Goshen
Goshen College seeks to graduate teachers who interact with their students, and the content they teach, to construct meaning for living responsibly in a changing world.
Programs offered include
- elementary education (K-6)
- elementary/special education (K-6)
- all grade education in visual art, music, physical education and English as a new language (K-12)
- secondary education (5-12) in various subject areas
GC’s teacher education programs meet standards set by state and national accrediting agencies. Department faculty members are actively involved in the world of education, teaching in the college laboratory kindergarten or working collaboratively in public school settings.
GC prepares teachers to be lifelong learners who are also professionally active. They also invite preservice teachers to put their faith into practice in all aspects of teaching and learning.
Several themes emerge throughout all teacher education courses:
- an emphasis on teaching diverse student populations, including those with special needs
- principles of peacemaking inside and outside of the classroom, including conflict resolution skills
- an approach to curriculum which integrates content within and across the disciplines as well as with students’ lives.
Learn more about the unique offerings of Goshen’s teacher education program.
Certification for teaching
After satisfactorily finishing an approved teaching program and successfully completing the Praxis II exam, students will apply and be recommended for licensure. Goshen graduates are generally eligible for initial or conditional certification in other states.
Accreditation Goshen College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (NCA) and is authorized by the Indiana State Board of Education to prepare teachers for elementary and secondary schools. The teacher education program has been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education since 1954.