Department of Teacher Education

The mission of ACU’s Department of Teacher Education is to prepare exemplary, committed educators for service in diverse and multicultural communities for the glory of God. This is a mission we take seriously.

We believe teaching is a ministry that calls us to continued personal and professional growth and transformation – a transformation we intentionally nurture in our teacher education students. It is our great joy as faculty to take this journey with our teacher candidates while they are students and as they continue into their careers.

The faculty of the ACU Teacher Education program are experts in their fields with extensive experience as classroom teachers, administrators and instructional coaches. They are committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring relationships.

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The ACU Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Texas Education Agency.

Teacher certification in the US is state specific. As such, our program approves teacher candidates for licensure in the State of Texas only. Information about reciprocity between states and/or how to apply for teacher certification in another state after completing Texas teacher certification can be found at the following sites:

National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification

Teacher Certification Degrees

Abilene Christian University is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The Teacher Education Program has been awarded full accreditation by AAQEP through June 30, 2026. Full accreditation acknowledges that a program prepares effective educators who continue to grow as professionals and has demonstrated the commitment and capacity to continue to do so.

Graduate Programs

ACU’s Department of Teacher Education offers a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning degree with two different tracks.