Scotti A. Moats, P.H.D.
Associate Professor, Chair of Teacher Education Department
Department: Teacher Education
Ph.D. in Higher Education, University of Minnesota
M.A. in Higher Education, University of Minnesota
B.A. in Mathematics, Bethel University
How Your Program Is Unique Here:
The Teacher Education program at Crown College seeks to develop classroom leaders by blending academic standards with a commitment to Jesus Christ. While many Christian Colleges attempt this goal, Crown College Teacher Education is committed to the task. We believe through diligent effort to integrate faith and learning, we can create an environment where pre-service teachers can flourish. While today is a challenge for classroom teachers, we believe our teacher candidates are prepared to thrive in this new environment.
From A Career Standpoint, What Students Will Be Prepared To Do With A Degree From Your Program:
Students who graduate from Crown College and pursue Minnesota Licensure will be prepared to teach in a P-12 private or public setting. The students are qualified to teach in Minnesota schools and, they have the competencies necessary for pursuing out-of-state licensure.
I grew up in a Christian home where I accepted Christ early in my life. In college, I began to pursue my faith with intentionality. Throughout the transition from college, to graduate school, to a full-time career at Crown College, I have been able to see the way that God has been working in and through my life. I desire to live with intentionality as I strive to grow in my relationship with Christ.
Favorite Bible Verse and Why:
Hebrews 10:39 – It is a reminder that I am capable and called to a purpose because of the God I serve.
Attended college at Bethel University and the University of Minnesota.
What You Enjoy Most About Teaching at Crown:
I enjoy working with students in a way that impacts their worldview.
How You Define “Academic Excellence”:
The intrinsic desire to push yourself to be better in your content area.
What You Would Say to Parents of Prospective Students About Having Their Son/Daughter at Crown:
Crown gives students the opportunity to integrate their faith with their learning. The Crown community is invested in the development of students that are able to impact their world.