The Coe College Teacher Education Department aims to foster in prospective teachers an appreciation that teaching and learning are active, collaborative, effortful and recursive. As such, teachers must continually acquire knowledge, communicate their understanding, build connections between ideas, and reflect on and modify their understanding. Further, we believe that competent teachers are passionate about learning, appreciate the diverse needs and experiences of learner, and possess skill related to positively influencing the learning of all students.
- Coe College offers numerous pre-student teaching field experiences in order to develop a sense of pedagogical responsibility and understanding.
- The Urban Education Term in Chicago (sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Midwest) affords opportunities in observation, intern teaching, and student teaching.
- As a student in Coe's teacher education program, you will have access to over 30 elementary, 10 junior high, and seven high schools for field experience, internships, and student teaching in the Cedar Rapids area.