Through Bluffton's teacher education courses, you will be prepared to create communities of learning and respect in your classroom. Bluffton graduates are among the best qualified in the nation, as reflected in student rankings on the Praxis II assessments and in the reputation our graduates enjoy once they enter the teaching profession.
What's special about Bluffton's teacher education department?
- We are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
- As a first year student you have the opportunity to stay in a Community-to-Classroom living-learning community
- You will begin gaining experience in a classroom in a local school (also known as field experience) in your first semester as an education student.
- The Lion and Lamb Peace Arts Center of Bluffton University provides peace and conflict resolution programs and resources for education students
and public school teachers and students.
Bluffton University provides teacher preparation programs at the baccalaureate and master’s degree level that are 1) approved by the Ohio Department of Higher Education , 2) include a minimum of 12 weeks of full-time pre-service clinical experience and 3) provides pedagogical coursework or assistance in the provision of such coursework.
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Want to learn more about Bluffton?
Bluffton is different in that you get hands-on experience (also called field experience) in a classroom beginning as early as your first year in the education program.
Clinical Practice in Chicago
Bluffton partners with the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture to offer a clinical
practice in Chicago, Illinois. The program also fulfills the Bluffton University cross
cultural requirement. .
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Bluffton University's education department received reaccreditation until 2017. In its report, the NCATE team specifically cited Bluffton for modeling best professional practices in teaching and service, and for its leadership and authority, facilities and resources, including technology. >>>more