Welcome to the School of Education
Quincy University's School of Education believes strongly in professional, hands-on experience. We use a Professional Development School model of teaching, so many of our classes are held at area schools. You'll spend part of your class time directly interacting with K-12 students in structured activities directly tied to the course curriculum. You'll receive exposure to the full range of teacher duties, become comfortable with full teaching responsibilities, and be knowledgeable about the school, the K-12 students and faculty, and the instructional program. You'll also have access to the Quincy University Reading Center, which offers a well-equipped laboratory experience that blends theory and practice for potential teachers, and the Instructional Materials Center, a special library that houses materials of immediate support to Elementary Education. School of Education professors, who are experienced educators, will supervise your fieldwork and teach your courses.
In addition to focusing on professional teaching skills, the School of Education embraces the Franciscan values of respect for the individual and service toward others. We hope students see that teaching is not just a job but a profession of value. We stress that our students and graduates should be committed to the academic and personal success of all students, particularly the marginalized.
Our approach to education results in graduates who are prepared to teach. Our students have high levels of placement in the schools of their choice, and they have been honored for professional achievement. Our graduates often are leaders in schools due to their knowledge, experience, and skills in literacy and poverty.
Our Mission Statement
Embracing the Franciscan values of respect for the individual and service toward others, the Quincy University School of Education will personalize the development of servant leaders. These ethical, inspiring and collaborative professionals will be reflective decision makers who are committed to the academic and personal success of all students, particularly the marginalized, in responsive teaching and learning communities.