School of Education
The School of Education develops servant leaders in the field of education who honor God by demonstrating excellence in reflective and innovative practices, facilitating the P-20 intellectual, emotional, and character growth of next century learners.
School of Education
Initial teacher preparation programs approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) are:
- Biology Education
- Elementary Education
- Elementary Education Unified
- English Language Arts Education
- History, Government & Social Studies Education
- Mathematics Education
- Middle Level Mathematics
- Music Education
- Physical Education
- Speech Theatre Education
Advanced programs approved by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) are:
- Reading Specialist
- School Counseling
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) requires institutions to publish data annually on eight annual measures. The data demonstrates the quality of the provider’s programs and graduates to potential students, employers and media. CAEP examines the provider’s P-12 student learning impact, teacher effectiveness, employer satisfaction and completer satisfaction.
Kansas legislature has decided that P-12 student data from state assessments cannot be released. Thus, MNU’s educator preparation program (EPP) is unable to collect data on how its graduates are performing in the field. The EPP created a case study plan to collect and analyze data from graduates’ classrooms to meet this expectation. In addition to our case study, MNU’s EPP collects data from our graduates through alumni surveys. The survey tracks the program’s ability to prepare candidates for the field and their ability to demonstrate effective teaching methods.
MNU’s EPP collects data through employer surveys, which MNU sends to employers of completers who are one to three years post-graduation. The employer survey tracks employer perceptions regarding the readiness of our graduates to perform effectively in the classroom.
Kansas State Department of Education requires completers to pass licensure exams. The exams measure completers’ content knowledge for their endorsement subject area and pedagogical knowledge. Per guidelines, in order for these test results to be made public, ten or more examinees are required.
The EPP measures the ability of completers to be hired in education positions through graduate self-reporting of employment and a review of KSDE employment information.