First, we are committed to integrating faith into every aspect of the program. Teacher Education at ACU is distinctly Christian.
Here are 10 more reasons.
- You will get unprecendented support throughout your first five years of teaching with our distinctive Summer Institute for Beginning Teachers.
- All students take a full 3-hour course in Special Education.
- All students certifying in Early Childhood through 6th Grade are prepared in Teaching English as a Second Language.
- Students have multiple and varied opportunities to participate in field experiences.
- Technology is integrated throughout the curriculum.
- Graduates of our program are recognized as exemplary throughout the state and nation.
- Faculty members have a record of exemplary service in a variety of pre-k through 12 school settings.
- Students have opportunities to attend national and regional professional conferences with faculty.
- ACU offers a variety of opportunities for service learning and cross-cultural experiences. (Summer Practicum, Study Abroad, Spring Break Campaigns, Summer Mission Trips, etc.)
- Professors are committed to the individual student and to forming supportive relationships with them.
A note from a recent graduate
"I cannot think of a better place to prepare for a career in education than ACU. From my very first year teaching, I felt confident in my ability to plan and deliver effective instruction to all levels of students in my classroom. Not only was I prepared to provide quality instruction, I was also able to establish a rapport with my students and turn a group of 22 children into a family. My professors at ACU shared not only their expertise, but their life experiences, allowing me to catch a glimpse of teaching at its best. Since graduating from ACU, I have become aware of the high level of respect afforded to teachers who share my alma mater. I have heard principals remark on the high caliber of teachers that ACU "turns out," and have experienced a sense of pride to know that I attended a university with professors that care enough to personally invest in the lives of their students with the knowledge that we will someday do the same.
After my first year of teaching, my principal told me that she has seen five-year veterans of teaching that were just reaching the caliber of lesson planning that I had achieved in that first year. I would like to take credit for this, but the fact that I was able to plan such effective lessons stemmed from my thorough training at ACU."
Tobin White - ACU Graduate
Isbell Elementary, Second Grade