Education Outcomes

Vision Statement 
To be the premiere educational institution for training successful, culturally proficient educators 
Mission Statement 
Providing exemplary undergraduate and graduate programs, comprised of classes taught by talented and caring faculty, for students committed to becoming effective educators, serving their communities, and persisting in lifelong learning 
Commitment to Diversity: 
Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength. The education departments Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 

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Acceptance into Teacher
Education Program
Acceptance for Clinical Teaching Practice Placement Conclusion of Clinical Teaching Practice Graduation/Certification
Description Description Description Description
  • Complete EDUC courses (EDUC, 1010, 2050, 2060, 2850, and SPED 2070)
  • Meet required assessments as presented in classes
  • Establish and maintain GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Pass PRAXIS CORE Basic Skills (reading, math, and writing)
  • Complete TEP application
  • Complete TEP interview and dispositions survey
  • Provide evidence of any criminal conviction that would prevent teacher certification
  • Academic Analysis Review Check by education advisor
  • Academic Analysis Check for minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Lesson Plan assessed by NDE formative assessment tool
  • Field Experience logs and evaluations meets 100 minimum log hours
  • Provide evidence of any criminal conviction that would prevent teacher certification
  • Attend student teaching meeting a minimum of 1 semester prior to placement
  • Registration of 7-14 credit hours of clinical practice teaching
  • Registration in student teaching seminar
  • Education Philosophy paper
  • Resume and cover letter
  • NWU Self-Dispositions
  • Lesson Plan assessed by NDE formative assessment tool
  • Minimum of 16 weeks of student teaching in gradual release to full classroom teaching. Hours may be split between two placements
  • Successful Evaluations of Clinical Teaching Practice by Cooperating Teacher
  • Meets all graduation requirements for degree and teacher certification
  • Graduation/Degree Review received by Certification Officer/Registrar
  • Passing scores on PRAXIS II
  • Certification Application
  • Institutional Verification sent by Certification Officer
  • First and Third Year Evaluations reviewed by Education Department
  • Education Department Assessment retreat