The programs within the Department of Teacher Education center on DePaul's commitment to excellence in teaching in today's
diverse society. Each course of study includes an investigation of
significant educational issues, an inquiry into effective teaching
practices, and the use of technology in teaching and learning. We engage
our students to become critical thinkers.
One of our greatest
strengths is our deep and broad partnership with schools in the Chicago
region. In our programs, students gain an exceptional amount of
practical, hands-on experience. Our instruction methods are personal;
class sizes are small and are taught by faculty who are experienced
"Our students learn to honor multiple perspectives. At DePaul, teaching means immersion in varied educational settings. Our graduates are reflective: They think about why they're doing what they're doing. They don't just follow a programmed approach. They understand that different people learn in different ways and think in different ways. That's a realistic understanding of what it means to be a teacher."
- Roxanne Owens, Chair, Teacher Education Department