Department of Education - Overview | Judson University Christian College


Go to the head of the class and make a difference.

As a teacher, every day you walk into a classroom you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference. Judson University can give you the skills you need to make the most of those opportunities.

You’ll find Judson teacher education graduates in almost every school in the Northern Fox River Valley and in many schools across the country. Our curriculum’s emphasis on extensive field experience and commitment to Christian ethics keeps our graduates in high demand.

Unlike many teacher education programs, Judson gives you the chance to begin practicum experiences your freshman year, so you can decide early on if teaching is right for you. By the time you graduate, you’ll have a ton of experience in diverse public and private classroom settings.

Judson's teacher education program has a strong identity and aims to produce teachers who will enter the classroom with a clear purpose. The curriculum is guided by a set of professional standards within a faculty-designed framework called Partners Pathfinding for Professional Excellence.

Judson offers an accelerated Master of Education in Literacy program, and a Doctor of Education in Literacy program.

Program Distinctives:

You will find that Judson University education programs are characterized by:

  • practicum experiences working with students early and often throughout your course of study.
  • placements in both public and private schools.
  • many opportunities to complete requirements in diverse settings.
  • classes taught by experienced practitioners.
  • small class sizes taught in classrooms with modern technologies.
  • an integration of Christian principles in all course work.
  • In addition, qualified teacher candidates may earn an invitation to join Kappa Delta Pi, an international education honor society.

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    What teaching areas are in demand?

    Nationwide there is an annual shortage in the areas of special education, bilingual education, mathematics, and science; these trends are common to Illinois.

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    Kate Siscoe

    Kate Siscoe

    "The strengths of the Elementary Education program are without a doubt the professors. They truly care about where we are headed as educators and as learners."

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