St. Mary’s College emphasizes teacher education as a
powerful means to “restore all things in Christ.” The College is concerned
with forming good teachers who in turn will cooperate with divine grace in
forming truly Christian children and youth.
The courses offered in
education prepare students for teaching at the elementary level.
The objectives of the Teacher Education Program are to help students to:
Articulate a philosophy that reflects firm conviction of the important
office of the Catholic teacher.
Apply their liberal arts education in their
Demonstrate effective skills in relating to and
communicating with pupils, parents, administrators, and colleagues.
Describe the historical development of education
through the ages, and particularly in Western civilization.
Exhibit knowledge about human growth, development, and
learning, and plan activities that will promote the intellectual, moral,
social, emotional, spiritual, and physical development of children and
Demonstrate well-developed skills in the areas of
curriculum planning and methodology.
Evaluate their own capabilities in managing a learning
environment and use that information to provide quality instruction for
Develop and practice high standards of personal
conduct and professional ethics.
Establish an on-going program for their own
professional growth and development in the field of education.