The Education Department prepares teachers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and provides practicing educators with opportunities for advanced professional development. Our programs foster high academic standards, technological literacy, collaborative partnerships, and a diverse learner perspective. Licensure programs are standards based, designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions characteristic of highly qualified educational professionals.

The Education Department programs are built on a conceptual framework focused on K12 learners. The framework consists of the following major components: equity, content knowledge, educational technology, pedagogy, dispositions, and collaborative partnerships. Our conceptual framework is grounded in the Benedictine Values: community, hospitality, respect, stewardship and "love of learning".

We aim to create leaders who are change agents in communities and workplace settings.



The Educational Department offers these programs: