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Prepare for a Teaching Career

Build a Solid Foundation

The philosophical foundation of Randolph College’s Teacher Education Preparation Program begins with the fundamental belief that culture and community influence learning. A social constructivist approach based on Vygotsky’s theories, combines research, social responsibility, effective instructional practice, content expertise, and leadership skills. Candidates develop reflective practices to analyze their assumptions and beliefs so that they have the confidence to make informed decisions in classrooms. In recognizing and meeting individual needs, candidates establish safe, humane, and caring learning environments. Candidates engage in professional work that includes understanding and implementing action research designed to inform instructional practices.  The Program helps you develop the skills you need to become an effective teacher, including an understanding of:

  • learning theory
  • child growth and development
  • cognitive and language development
  • educational goals and objectives
  • cultural influences on learning
  • curriculum planning and design
  • instructional techniques, planning and management
  • design and use of evaluation and measurement methods
  • classrooms and schools and social systems
  • school law
  • instructional technology
  • collaborative and consultative skills

Prepare for the your future

Our Career Development Center works with you one-on-one to help with your job search or applications for graduate school. If you want to supplement your Randolph College degree with a graduate degree in education by pursuing an M.Ed., a Ph.D., or an Ed.D., the Career Development Center can also provide assistance with preparation for graduate school.

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