Education - Mission & Vision | Judson University Christian College

Mission

The mission of the Teacher Education Division 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 conceptual framework and program content upon which the division program is structured is exemplified in the division logo and the following 10 professional standards based on the Illinois Professional Teaching Standards:

  • Teaching Diverse Learners
  • Content Area and Pedagogical Knowledge
  • Planning for Differentiated Instruction
  • Learning Environment
  • Instructional Delivery
  • Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication
  • Assessment
  • Collaborative Relationships
  • Professionalism, Leadership, and Advocacy
  • Christian Principles


The Teacher Education Division seeks to promote and identify the behavioral qualities of initiative, respect and responsibility which will benefit and influence the students they desire to teach.

Judson University offers a “Certification Only” option within the Education division for students who already have their bachelor's degree in as few as 5 semesters (including student teaching).

Rebekah Youtzy - Spotlight

Rebekah Youtzy

Rebekah Youtzy

"Judson gave me many opportunities to get involved that really developed my leadership. Through these experiences, I was better prepared to lead a classroom of students and their parents."

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