Teacher Education


If you enjoy learning about a topic, designing and facilitating lessons that engage and empower student learning, collaborating with other teachers in the personal development of children and adolescents, speaking to groups, building meaningful relationships with students and their parents, and with colleagues, and are committed to professional development and life-long learning, then a career in teaching just might be for you.

The mission statement of the Emmaus Teacher Education department is to produce reflective teachers with a Christian worldview, who glorify God and impact the world through their innovative yet sound and effective professional practice and lifestyle of exceptional service to others.

Education majors develop the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions for becoming an effective, classroom-ready, student-centered, professional educator for 21st century students in 21st century classrooms.

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What Makes Our Programs Unique?

Our program has a 96% pass rate on the state required Praxis 2 professional exam. Our teacher education program provides both a solid theoretical foundation for teaching and learning as well as ample opportunities in elementary and secondary school classrooms to develop the requisite skills for effective teaching and learning. After you design your first unit of instruction in an introductory lesson design course, you then spend an entire week teaching those standards-based lessons in an actual K-12 classroom. You also participate in a year-long, senior-year placement during which teacher candidates spend about 70 hours in the first semester getting to know the students and school routines and then 560 hours in the following semester mastering the craft of teaching. Program completers have communicated that they felt more confident heading into their semester of full-time student teaching because of the year-long placement.

C.R.E.W. (Cultivating Responsible Educators Worldwide)

CREW is the Emmaus Teacher Education student organization. This group meets regularly for fellowship, planning, and fun activities. All declared majors are eligible for voting membership in the group. Interested freshmen are encouraged to participate in CREW but with no vote.

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Featured Teacher Education Courses

Human Relations and Communications for Educators
Education majors learn how to relate well to students, parents, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds and empower students' personal development and academic achievement.

Instructional Design or Teaching in Secondary Schools
Teacher candidates design a coherent standards-based unit of instruction that contains five lessons and learning activities designed to inform and engage all learners.

Explore the Teacher Education Programs


Our program graduates pursue professional careers as:

  • Classroom teachers
  • ESL teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Reading specialists
  • Bible teachers
  • Curriculum coordinators in Christian schools
  • Outdoor/environmental educators
  • Program directors at Christian camps
  • Coordinators for home schooling cooperatives


What's Next?

Educating and equipping learners to impact the world for Christ.

 2570 Asbury Road
   Dubuque, IA 52001

 (563) 588-8000