Letter from the Dean
Welcome to the School of Education at Judson University! Our Conceptual Framework, “Partners, Pathfinding, for Professional Excellence” embodies the spirit with which we engage our students in collegial relationships and in pedagogy based upon rigorous study of research-based best practice.
Whether your interest in teaching lies in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, Secondary, or Graduate study, we have a program that will meet your needs. All undergraduate programs involve getting you into actual classrooms where you will develop skills of observation, engage in collaborative discussions with professionals in your major, and practice methods and strategies learned in your classes. Graduate programs (M.ED with ESL endorsement and M.Ed in Literacy) provide teaching professionals an opportunity to connect with others in their field who share a passion for improving students’ learning.
Judson will provide you with numerous opportunities to engage in hands-on learning beginning in the freshman year, and you will continue to be involved in practicum experiences in each subsequent year. Students culminate their course of study by student teaching in the Fox Valley area which provides them with rich, diverse experiences. Additional opportunities for varied placements are available in Chicago as well as in study abroad.
- All faculty members are dedicated Christians who provide meaningful connections between course content and faith.
- Small class sizes allow students to receive individual attention
- Courses are designed to provide practicum experiences in both public and Christian schools
- Individuals with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university can earn their teaching certificate through our certification only program.
I cordially invite you to contact us to arrange a visit to see first-hand why Judson is rated #20 in the top 100 Midwest universities by theUS News and World Report. Come and join us!
Kathleen E. Miller, EdD
Dean of the School of Education