Why study education at Taylor?

Your Taylor experience isn’t just about your next four years—it’s about the 40 that follow and becoming the person God has designed you to be. This is why we believe your whole-person education and the education of your future students is important.

Education Department Chair Dr. Cindy Tyner answers your questions about education. Don’t see your question? Contact Dr. Tyner today.

Why should I pick Taylor University for education?

  • Experience: Beginning your freshman year, you are given opportunities to confirm your calling as a teacher by spending time in local classrooms. Through your time at Taylor, you will enter the classroom as a professional and learn operations from a teacher's perspective.
  • National Accreditation: Since 1962, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has accredited the Taylor University teacher education program. This means you have an opportunity after graduation to find work almost anywhere you feel called. We also have global relationships if you feel led to work overseas.
  • Junior Methods Practicum (JUMP): Elementary education students spend two full days each week in the classroom through our Junior Methods Practicum program. You will learn to make professional decisions, plan effective lessons, and create stimulating learning environments for students.

How can I grow professionally outside the classroom?

Kappa Delta Pi: Join other education students from across the globe in this exclusive, international honor society for education students.

Berne Swiss Heritage Education Day: Lead over 1,400 fourth graders in pioneer games and early settler activities.

Conferences and presentations: Opportunities to do research and give public presentations to build your educational resume include an early childhood education conference and Network of International Christian Schools jobs fair.

What travel or study abroad programs are available?

  • International practicums: During January term of your sophomore year, complete one of your required practicums (for course credit) overseas.
  • Wide range of student teaching options: You can choose from rural, inner city, and/or international student teaching experiences. Typically, more than 25% of our seniors choose to teach in overseas assignments—literally all over the globe—while others opt for an experience close to home. Still others choose an urban experience in New York City or Los Angeles through our partnership with World Impact.
  • Short-term missions trips: Students have the opportunity to participate in mission trips during January and Spring Break. Education majors can travel abroad with professors from the Education Department on Spring Break or J-term mission trips. You have the opportunity to work in international schools during the trips.
  • Senior trip to Washington, D.C.: Tour our nation’s capital to get a taste of how to lead a 6th or 8th grade field trip to D.C.