The Center for Teacher Education is a community of dedicated faculty committed to providing quality instruction in the knowledge of the learner, knowledge of the discipline, and knowledge of pedagogy. When these areas of knowledge are integrated, the end result is an enabling teacher who can prepare students with diverse backgrounds and abilities to contribute both individually and cooperatively to the common good of the larger society.
Teaching is Enabling
The enabling teacher develops knowledge, skills, and dispositions that utilize understanding of the learner, the discipline and pedagogy to impact student learning. The model demonstrates the synergistic relationship that comes from the interaction of the four interdependent gears which, when properly meshed, result in an integrated mechanism that guides the development of autonomous, lifelong learners capable of contributing both individually and collectively to the common good of the larger society.