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Department Chair: Dr. Louanne Jacobs
"Liberating education consists in acts of cognition, not transferrals of information"
Paulo Freire (1921 - 1997)
Birmingham-Southern’s Teacher Education program offers a unique undergraduate experience. Whether you are observing, teaching, or planning lessons in the schools, you immediately get a realistic picture of teaching as a profession and are given the opportunity to develop effective teaching skills, but you don’t do it alone.
In the Department of Education you are taught, advised, and supervised by a talented faculty who have first-hand experience and knowledge about what works and what does not work. Our faculty distills their experience, research, and scholarship to provide guidance and direction that can only come with experience.
We offer small, intimate classes that characterize the Birmingham-Southern experience. Your instructors know you, and you are a part of an educational community that shares in the larger vision of the liberal arts experience and the preparation for life it offers.
Upon completion of the education major, students will be able to
- demonstrate written communication skills,
- demonstrate oral communication skills,
- demonstrate knowledge of conceptual framework,
- demonstrate dispositions necessary for teaching,
- plan instruction,
- articulate a philosophy of teaching,
- demonstrate teaching skills.
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