Division of Teacher Education

 

Be Prepared

The Teacher Education Division is passionate about preparing our students to serve as highly qualified teachers in public, Christian or overseas schools by developing the knowledge, skills and Christian character to enable them to be servant leaders who are influencers in their world for Jesus Christ.

The Teacher Education Program at Cornerstone University is awarded TEAC accreditation by the Inquiry Brief Commission of Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for a period of seven years, from October 2013 to October 2020. The accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

The following 'Seven Roles and Standards of Teaching Proficiency' are foundational to the program:

  • The Teacher as Instrument intentionally invests in the lives of his/her students.
  • The Teacher as Scholar practices a healthy and systematic curiosity about all areas of knowledge.
  • The Teacher as Designer integrates knowledge of students’ cultural, physical, and intellectual differences to create effective lessons and curriculums.
  • The Teacher as Manager implements policy and manage human physical resources to enable every student to learn in a safe and stimulating educational environment.
  • The Teacher as Instructor applies the knowledge base for teaching to ensure the learning success of all students.
  • The Teacher as Evaluator evaluates students’ progress using authentic assessment ensuring their maximum intellectual and personal growth.   
  • The Teacher as Professional demonstrates a commitment to professional growth and the maintenance of ethical standards.

For additional information, visit the Student Resources page.

Teaching Majors Offered:

Comprehensive Major – Elementary
Early Childhood, Learning Disability, TESOL
Spanish

 

Planned Program – Elementary
Integrated Science
Language Arts Group
Social Studies Group

 

Triple Minor (consists of 3 minors)
Integrated Science, Math, Planned
Integrated Science, Reading, Planned
Math, Language Arts, Planned
Math, Reading, Planned
Reading, Language Arts, Planned
Language Arts, Integrated Science, Planned


Secondary
Biology
Communication Arts Group
English
History
Integrated Science
Integrated Science Comprehensive
Learning Disabilities (K-12)
Mathematics
Music Education (K-12)
Physical Education (K-12)
Social Studies Group
Spanish

 

Teaching Minors Offered:

Elementary
Early Childhood (ZA Endorsement)
Elementary Planned
Integrated Science
Language Arts Group
Mathematics
Reading 
Spanish
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secondary
Biology
Chemistry
Communication Arts Group
English
History 
Journalism
Mathematics
Physical Education (K-12)
Psychology
Spanish
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 

 

Faculty:

Kerisa Myers, Ph.D. 
Division Chair, Associate Professor of Education

Laurie Burgess, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Education

Darla England, M.Ed., Ed.S.
Assistant Professor of Special Education
Director of Teacher Placement

Ronald Kronemeyer, Ph.D.
Professor of Education

Keith Mc Adams, M.A. 
Assistant Professor of Education
Beth Vander Kolk, M.A.
Assistant Professor of Education

Staff:

Gary Bailey
Certification Officer

Vicki Conrad
Office Manager, Student Teaching Asst.

Sue Yerke
Division Administrative Assistant

 

Contact Us:

Division Office - 616.222.1432

Fax: 616.222.1537

Teacher Education