School of Education
The Mission of the St. Thomas Aquinas Teacher Education Program is to foster the development of learners that are able to contribute to and live successfully in our democratic society and diverse world community. We accomplish this mission by preparing knowledgeable, caring educators that have a passion for learning and can develop that passion in their students. These educators possess a level of content area knowledge and skills that allows them to continue to learn and apply their knowledge in their vocation.
They effectively promote learning through a socially mediated process that supports the learner's personal construction of knowledge. They are effective communicators and collaborators and can create supportive, inclusive environments for learning. They are thoughtful educators who critically reflect on practice. They are committed to lifelong learning in order to help all students achieve to their fullest potential.