With the demand for ever-better education in schools, Jewell produces intentional, professional teachers who are part of the solution.
William Jewell teacher education challenges students to go beyond their own learning experience to understand how to teach every learner.
Meet the needs of today's learners
In a rigorous program of study, teacher education students learn in-depth how children and adolescents develop and learn. Our teacher education students then apply that knowledge to instructional planning and delivery in four required field experiences in schools prior to student teaching. With downtown Kansas City only 20 minutes away, field experiences are in diverse urban, rural and suburban settings, giving future teachers a broad spectrum of real world experiences.
Our Teacher Education Programs
ELEMENTARY (Grades 1-6)
SECONDARY (Grades 9-12)
- Social Studies
- Speech and Theatre (Communication)
* All secondary education majors must meet the content requirements for Missouri teacher certification. In all fields except the sciences and math students must double major and complete specific courses required for certification. In the sciences and math students have the option of either majoring OR minoring in the field PLUS completing specific courses required for teacher certification.
ALL LEVELS (Grades K-12):
- Instrumental & Choral Music (A combined program)
What will I learn?
William Jewell College has been certifying teachers for the State of Missouri since 1914 and has held membership in the American Association of College of Teacher Education (AACTE) since 1959.
We prepare teachers who use:
- developmentally appropriate practice (including language development in multilingual settings) and differentiated instruction for individual achievement within a social/teaching context;
- culturally appropriate practices that empowers every student to learn and fosters a broader understanding of culture;
- curriculum standards/theory/application/vision that give every student access to meaningful information/power while responding to governmental mandates;
- education policy as it influences teaching and learning daily – making choices that benefit students and their learning;
- meaningful assessment connected to instruction connected to curriculum connected to standards that produces useful achievement gains for the students; and
- culturally sensitive classroom management that produces a positive learning environment to facilitate individual achievement.