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Teacher education candidates from Our Lady of Holy Cross College have a 100% passage rate on state licensure exams.
Candidates in Education have demonstrated high levels of content knowledge by earning grade point averages above the 2.5 GPA admissions requirements. The mean GPA for fall 2012 program completers was 3.59.
The Teacher-Education Program at Our Lady of Holy Cross College seeks to foster stewardship by enabling candidates to become familiar with and to develop a strong commitment to Gospel principles such as serving others in a spirit of compassion, justice, and selflessness. Stewards serve others by giving of themselves with their time, treasures, and talents.
The use of reflection is a means of aiding candidates in articulating their thoughts regarding the attitudes, knowledge, and skills they have acquired in the Teacher-Preparation Program. The development of reflective stewards in the Teacher-Education Program consists of three components: stewards of the heart, stewards of the mind, and stewards of experiential service.
The program content includes educational foundations and instructional design in conjunction with practical and clinical experiences, seminars, internships, and role modeling. Since the program focuses on specific competencies to be mastered, students are evaluated in reference to the predetermined performance standards.
The Teacher-Education Program undergoes continual revision as data are acquired in the field of educational research. On-going evaluations by faculty, students, graduates, and outside agencies are an integral part of the design of the program and are used to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
The College reserves the right to change any provision, offering, or requirement at any time within the student's period of study.
Upon successful completion of the Teacher-Education Program, Education majors should be able to Educate the Heart by their ability to
Embrace and display the gospel principles of compassion and justice by recognizing, planning, and implementing
Exhibit an attitude of selflessness through various acts of professionalism, such as
Educate the Mind by their ability to
Provide Experiential Service by their ability to
Contact Enrollment Services at 504-398-2175