Two students chosen as exemplary future teachers

Posted October 10, 2012

The ACU Department of Teacher Education is proud to recognize seniors Kaitlyn Howell from Rockwall, Texas and Melanie Catteau from Denison, Texas, who have been selected as exemplary teacher candidates in the Quest for Quality program.

The Quest for Quality Teacher Preparation in Texas is a collaborative initiative between the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). The program highlights exemplary quality in university-based teacher preparation in Texas.

Thirty-three students from around the state were selected from for the award. Teacher candidates are nominated by their universities and represent the ultimate goal of the Quest for Quality: exceptional teachers.

Howell and Catteau are thankful to the teacher education department for developing their teaching abilities. Howell says, “Teaching is my calling in life. I want to minister and serve the Lord in everything I do, and I believe teaching is how I use the gift God gave me to serve him and expand his kingdom.”

Learn more about ACU’s Department of Teacher Education.