The mission of the Teacher Education Program mirrors the mission of Newberry College for intellectual and personal development of its students. The Newberry College Teacher Education community provides each candidate the opportunity to become a highly qualified teacher who is a caring, reflective, life-long learner with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to instruct future generations of students.
Best Practice - The teacher candidate applies appropriate current research, technology, and various other methodologies to teaching accurate and comprehensive content in the field of specialization.
Collaboration - The teacher candidate works with all stake holders to provide a safe, nurturing, and positive learning environment for every student.
Content – The teacher candidate demonstrates mastery of knowledge in the specific subject areas.
Diversity - The teacher candidate recognizes differences inherent among individuals and cultures and adapts content and instructional techniques to provide for the interests and needs of all learners.
Ethics - The teacher candidate accepts responsibility for choices in selection of content and personal interactions, respects the worth of each individual, and exhibits professional standards of behavior.
This mission will be accomplished by providing a curriculum that will engage the teachers of tomorrow in pedagogy of how to create a learner-centered environment and meet the needs of a diverse student population. Through close collaboration with all stakeholders, including area public schools, candidates will be immersed in authentic classroom experiences throughout the program.
Graduates of Newberry College‘s education program have become leaders throughout the state. Many have been recognized by their peers as Teacher-of-the-Year or hold National Board Certification. Currently, more than 1,700 Newberry graduates teach in elementary and secondary schools throughout the state. Students may prepare to teach Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Middle Level Education, Secondary Biology, Chemistry, English, Social Studies, and Mathematics, and PK-12 Physical Education or Music.
The requirements for a teaching credential in South Carolina are subject to change by the State Board of Education and by the South Carolina General Assembly during the period of preparation for such a credential. The College may, therefore, change the Teacher Education Program to comply with changing requirements of the State at any time, and cannot assume responsibility for such changes or additional courses that new state rules or policies require.
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