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Teacher Education Department

About the Teacher Education Department

Crown College is committed to the preparation of teachers who are dedicated to excellence and service in the Christian mission of teaching. The mission of the teacher education department is to develop classroom leaders by focusing on students’ interpersonal skills through the nurturing of human relationships (skills). We value life-long learning and current educational theory and practice (knowledge). We focus on professionalism, informed decision-making, and reflective practice (disposition). These values have helped us to create one of the top Christian teaching degree programs in Minnesota.

At the conclusion of the program, graduates are prepared to teach in public, private, and international schools. Crown College is accredited by the Minnesota Board of Teaching, as well as the Higher Learning Commission/North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The Teacher Education program fulfills requirements for teacher certification or licensure in most states except those requiring a five-year program or additional specific courses

Why Choose a Teacher Education degree?

A decision to become a teacher requires a choice that must be made both carefully and prayerfully. Shaping and molding young lives is a remarkable responsibility. At Crown College, a teacher is educated in the liberal arts, as well as Biblical and Theological studies. A teacher understands human intuition, follows the principles of effective practice, and works to promote individual growth in learning. A teacher is creative and flexible in thinking. A teacher cultivates students’ potential by earning their trust and by valuing and understanding their diversity.

A successful teacher is one who models leadership through interpersonal skills and through the nurturing of human relationships. It is the natural integration of all these attributes, within the framework of a Christian worldview, which makes the ideal teacher. And with our Christian teaching degree programs in Minnesota, we are all about giving future teachers the tools and the knowledge to succeed.

What Can I Do with a Teacher Education Degree?

Graduates of Crown College’s Minnesota teaching degree program have had the opportunity to teach in a variety of settings here in the U.S., as well as internationally. Our students are teaching in China, Paraguay, Ecuador, Poland, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and South Korea. Students are also teaching in public and private schools across the United States. At Crown, students may major in one of several teacher education programs in elementary, secondary, and K-12 education.

Teaching Program Information

Undergraduate Offerings

Communication Arts and Literature Education Major (B.S.)
Elementary Education (B.S.)
Elementary Education Major with Middle School Communication Arts Endorsement (B.S.)
Elementary Education Major with Middle School Math Endorsement (B.S.)
Elementary Education Major with Middle School Science Endorsement (B.S.)
Elementary Education Major with Middle School Social Studies Endorsement (B.S.)
Elementary Education Major with Preprimary Endorsement (B.S.)
Music Education Major (B.M.E.)
Physical Education Major (B.S.)
Science Education Major (B.S.)
Social Studies Education Major (B.S.)

Teacher Education Minors

Coaching (non-licensed) ( View courses... )
Health (non-licensed) ( View courses... )

Minors Available From Other Departments

Students pursuing a bachelor degree at Crown College may choose to earn a minor as part of their degree program, including courses taken from other departments.  Students should select their minors in consultation with their academic advisors.

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Teacher Education Faculty

Professor Patty Pitts
Professor Scotti Moats
Dr. Thor Benson
Dr. Tom McCracken
Professor Tim Morrison
Professor Don Bouchard
Adjunct Professor Lindsey Herbert
Molly Johnson, Placement Coordinator

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