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The Education Department

Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers Today: Striving for Excellence


Mission Statement

In accordance with the mission of Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and the School of Social Sciences and Behavioral Studies, the Education Department has as its primary goal the preparation of outstanding professional educators to teach in diverse educational settings, in a variety of content areas. The department is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and leads to certification for students completing student teaching and passing Praxis I and II. The department prepares teacher candidates for a technologically driven, ever-expanding changing and dynamic world. Our teacher candidates will use their creative and exploratory skills learned in Lincoln University ’s classrooms, under the instruction of quality Lincoln faculty. 

Philosophy Statement

Lincoln University ’s Education Department believes that candidates should continuously expand their knowledge by embracing innovative, imaginative, and progressive teaching experiences, as well as activities, toward life-long learning.  Our purpose is to provide our students with theory, knowledge and opportunities to become a part of viable learning environments that will develop strong communities.

Vision Statement

University ’s Education Department within its Center of Excellence in Urban Pedagogy guides its teacher candidates to become advocates for equity and excellence in education for students. We seek to build on our past, secure our present, and advance our future. We believe this is accomplished through:

*Selecting from a variety of philosophies, theories, and research-based instructional approaches that consider the wide variety of human exceptionality in order to create meaningful educational experiences for diverse student bodies;

*Promoting traditional and technologically-enhanced learning environments that are academic, encouraging, and creative with an understanding that it is incumbent upon teachers to take into the classroom a set of ethnical values that will support their teaching and prospective students;

*Creating multiple assessments that are valid, reliable, and effective and accommodate students’ unique intelligences in order to guide instruction and student learning;

*Preparing teacher candidates to become lifelong learners who embrace global perspectives, cultural knowledge, new technologies, quality and progressive change, flexibility, conflict-resolution, collaboration, respect, ethics, and self-determination for all in the pedagogical environment;

*Utilizing knowledge of individual student differences while planning ways of making curricula relevant and meaningful to prospective students in classes; observing and selecting curriculum materials that are representative of diverse cultures and all groups. ation Department believes that candidates should continuously expand their knowledge by embracing innovative, imaginative, and progressive teaching experiences, as well as activities, toward life-long learning.  Our purpose is to provide our students with theory, knowledge and opportunities to become a part of viable learning environments that will develop strong communities.

  




Lincoln University, Education Department
1570 Baltimore Pike, P.O. Box 179, Lincoln University, PA 19352 \ 484-365-8000
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