The theoretical framework, Partners Pathfinding For Professional Excellence and program content upon which the division program is structured is exemplified in the division logo and the following 10 professional standards:
- Teaching Diverse Learners
- Content Area and Pedagogical Knowledge
- Planning for Differentiated Instruction
- Learning Environment
- Instructional Delivery
- Reading, Writing, and Oral Communication
- Collaborative Relationships
- Professionalism, Leadership and Advocacy
- Christian Principles
Further, the School 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 certification to teach in Illinois and in most other states.
Judson University now offers a “Certification Only” option within the Education division for students who already have their bachelor's degree in as few as 20 months (including student teaching).