Undergraduate Catalog - Division of Education - Education Goals and Objectives | Judson University Christian College

Division of Education


Joy Towner, Division Chair

Keith Drew, Steven Layne, Rani Mathai, Kristen Stombres, Gillian Wells, William Peterson, Emeritus


The mission of the Division of Education is to prepare quality educators, committed to Christian principles, dedicated to the betterment of society, who facilitate effective teaching and learning experiences and provide positive leadership in educational environments in our nation and the world.

Conceptual Framework and Program Content

The theoretical framework, Partners Pathfinding For Professional Excellence and program content upon which the division program is structured is exemplified in the following 10 professional standards which are based on the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards: 

  1. Teaching Diverse Learners
  2. Content Area and Pedagogical Knowledge
  3. Planning for Differentiated Instruction
  4. Learning Environment
  5. Instructional Delivery
  6. Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication
  7. Assessment
  8. Collaborative Relationships
  9. Professionalism, Leadership and Advocacy
  10. Christian Principles

Further, the Division of Education, functioning on a foundation of high expectations, seeks to promote and identify in pre-service teachers the behavioral qualities of initiative, respect, and responsibility which will benefit and influence the students they desire to teach.

Judson University teacher education programs have received approval from the Illinois State Board of Education, enabling Judson teacher candidates to obtain licensure to teach in Illinois as well as the option to transfer the license to other states.  


In order to become entitled for licensure in the state of Illinois, candidates must have passed the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP) or complete the ACT + Writing with minimum composite score of 22 and minimum English and Writing combined score of 19.  For this reason, the Division of Education requires a minimum ACT composite score of 20 for all incoming freshman and transfer students.





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