We are committed to graduating educators of character who are competent in their content and have a heart for service. This mission is based on Micah 6:8, which states, “He has shown you ... what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
As a faith based institution, Grace College is positioned to offer firm standards in the application of moral and ethical practice to typical school concerns. Today’s schools are vibrant with interactions that demand an ethical and moral response. To best address these needs, the institution’s core values are integrated with the School of Education’s Conceptual Framework, “Teacher as Moral Practitioner.” Through a balance of classroom guidance in planning, instruction, management, and professionalism and applied learning in field experiences, P-12 classroom teaching, and community based service projects, our candidates graduate possessing the dispositions, knowledge, and skills needed to be effective in the field of education.
The School of Education is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and is approved by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and the Indiana Department of Education. Candidates have the opportunity to participate in an alternative student teaching placement following their Indiana placement. These alternative placements include inner-city settings, other countries, and various cross-cultural sites.