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Teaching Elementary, Adolescent and Young Children

WELCOME to the Department of Teaching Elementary, Adolescent, and Young Children (TEACH). The Department of TEACH is committed to ensuring graduates are prepared to be outstanding educational leaders and facilitators of learning who demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to educate and work within a diverse school population.  TEACH offers such a program through the creation of supportive and academically rich environments where children, adolescents and adults are always engaged in active, authentic, and hands-on learning as the all-encompassing goal of this department.  High standards are set and manifest in observable ways, such as: (a) the integration of authentic materials and technology, (b) best practices in both pedagogy and assessment will be emphasized, (c) the blending of standards-based instruction and creative expression, and (d) the accentuation of a positive classroom environment through classroom management techniques that empower students to be intrinsically motivated to learn.