Program Goals

Mid-Atlantic Christian University's goal is to produce teachers that:

  • View themselves as researchers of teaching and learning and as professionals whose continued growth can best be met through inquiry, reflection and sustained dialogue with peers.
  • Foster positive attitudes towards lifelong learning.
  • Believe in research as a valuable tool for informing the practice of teaching and adding to the pedagogy of the profession.
  • value reflective practice as a tool to inform instruction and promote professional growth.
  • Show respect for diversity.
  • Value collaboration as a way to increase student learning.
  • Commit to a positive student-centered learning environment.
  • Value short and long term planning.
  • Believe in the value of integrating content to allow students to see connections.
  • Believe in using a variety of instructional strategies to meet the unique and differentiated needs of students.
  • Commit to using assessment to drive instruction.
  • Understand that well thought out lesson plans and purposefully designed activities lead to successful teaching and successful student learning.
  • Believe in the use of technology to help prepare a diverse population for the challenges of the 21st Century workplace.
  • Believe in a code of ethics for North Carolina Educators that is congruent with the university model.