Becoming a teacher
Most of us can remember a favorite teacher. Someone who introduced us to the world of books, or the magic of numbers, or the wonders of a science lab. Maybe the 10th grade PE teacher, or the one who demanded the most but made you feel the best about succeeding.
At Culver-Stockton College, we prepare the favorite teachers for tomorrow’s young people. We educate the teachers who will help shape the future and prepare their students to seize the American dream of upward mobility. We encourage our students to create a new vision of what is possible in education, because it will take both the more traditional institution builder as well as the entrepreneurial maverick to strengthen our nation’s school system by assessing the contemporary American classroom and creating change.
Grounded in research and the advancement of knowledge, Culver-Stockton focuses on developing new practices that support increased productivity and responsiveness. As part of our unique curriculum, we have students experiencing the classroom as early as their sophomore year. They acquire the best teaching habits by doing -- by tutoring in after-school programs, by playing the role of fourth graders as they learn how to use museum visits as "classrooms," experiences, and by experiencing professional conferences.
Or take advantage of our unique degree in sport management that will provide a blend of academic practical experience in the business and management aspects of sports. Combined with a business minor, this program gets your career off to a running start.
Culver-Stockton has been preparing teachers and for more than 100 years through a combination of strong academics and hands-on experience. As part of C-SC's curriculum, you learn how to think critically, analyze real problems, and apply solutions in a real-world environment.
You learn from experts – faculty, alumni, and C-SC friends who have spent much of their careers as educators. They teach our students what they have learned and help get them on the right track to success.
Sound like the preparation you want before you begin teaching? Check out our Education Division academic programs and contact us if you have questions.
Ann E. Hammer, Chairperson, Senior Lecturer in Education and Director of Teacher Education