Education - Mission & Vision | Judson University Christian College


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 in as few as 5 semesters (including student teaching) for students who already have their bachelor's degree.

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