The education department is linked to the historical and continuing mission of Clarke University and the educational traditions of its founding members of the BVM community. The BVM core values of education, justice, freedom and charity are central to this teacher-education program.
This department strives to educate and prepare teachers who will influence the cognitive, moral and social development of children in preschool through high school in today’s multicultural world. Graduates of this department will demonstrate the programmatic outcomes as licensed, professional educators in both public and Catholic schools.
Clarke University envisions Master of Arts in Education graduates to be persons who will:
- Synthesize educational concepts and theories that form the basis of instructional pedagogy.
- Apply action research to validate and refine knowledge and practice.
- Demonstrate expertise as a reflective educational leader.
- Analyze the social, ethical, spiritual, economic and political issues that influence the educational community and classroom.