"The task of a teacher, who is also a learner, is both joyful and rigorous. It demands seriousness and scientific, emotional and affective preparation." Paulo Freire
Purposeful decision-making is at the heart of effective teaching. Our aim is to develop exemplary teachers with a strong liberal arts foundation who exemplify Benedictine values, and who consistently make professional decisions that help all students achieve their full potential as persons and as responsible world citizens in a democratic society.
Through formal instruction, field experiences, and supervised clinical teaching we strive to prepare educators who understand the complexities of today's classrooms and students, and who are able to apply their knowledge for the benefit of their students.
Emma Johnson is a senior chemistry major and secondary education minor at CSB/SJU. She recently presented her research titled, The Chemistry of Learning: How Emotions, Text Difficulty, and Reading Goals Influence Comprehension, at the Minnesota Private Colleges Scholars Showcase. She hopes to continue her research upon graduation and apply the information from it's findings in her own high school classroom this coming fall.