Division of Education and Kinesiology
Teacher Education

The Teacher Education Programs

A Tradition of Preparing Highly-Qualified Teachers

Lewis-Clark State College was created with a single purpose, – to prepare teachers. Now, more than a century later, the LCSC Division of Education continues to draw recognition for its excellence in preparing highly-qualified teachers. Innovative programs in both elementary and secondary education are offered by a caring and dedicated faculty. These programs provide a strong mix of coursework and classroom teaching experiences that help students to become competent teachers.

LCSC Teacher Education promotes high quality in teaching through a unique combination of student-centeredness, collaborative instruction, curriculum integration, professional partnerships, a dedicated faculty, extensive field experiences, and attention to performance assessment.

Our Goal is to Prepare Caring Professionals Who Teach for Understanding in Communities of Learning

The teacher education programs are designed to prepare competent, caring teachers who have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be effective in helping all students learn.

Through the educational experiences gained from college coursework and on-site, field placements in schools, our teacher education students (referred to as teacher candidates) develop the knowledge and skills to become highly-qualified teachers. Coursework and field experiences revolve around a focused set of Professional Standards for Teaching. Continual attention to professional standards ensures that the teacher candidate remains focused on the right capabilities to perform successfully in shaping and facilitating the education of young learners.