Department of Teacher Development


The Department of Teacher Development prepares teachers who will create humane, culturally responsive and activity-centered learning environments. These environments serve the needs of all students in preparing informed productive, engaged citizens for a changing and diverse world.

Our department is committed to the principles that guide a democratic community. To that end, our teaching emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving and the importance of students becoming active participants in their own professional development.

Our programs enjoy a long-held reputation across the Midwest for the nurturing, innovative and creative approaches to teaching of its graduates and for producing well-prepared professionals for the classroom.