Burton College of Education
Education opens the world for students and a teacher knows that learning never stops. We instill this value in our students so they may pass it on in their classrooms.
Students are prepared in general knowledge, professional education and specialty values. Through close interaction with faculty members, internships and student teaching opportunities, are students are prepared to fulfill their roles in the teaching profession as leaders who contribute to the cultural and intellectual advancement of their communities.
The McNeese Reading Clinic (held during the summer session) accepts a limited number of school children who need assistance in increasing reading proficiency.
Teacher education programs of study are based on the premise that educators are professionals who value life-long learning and instill this value in their students. Candidates are prepared in general knowledge, professional education, and specialty studies. Critical components found throughout the program include the following strands:
- Strand One: Professionalism. Educators are caring, competent and qualified.
- Strand Two: Diversity. Educators value the differences classrooms present.
- Strand Three: Collaboration. A variety of educators contribute to learning.
- Strand Four: Reflection. Educators systemically review and evaluate themselves.