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Why Pre-K At Belmont?

Emphasis on advocacy for families and children
Belmont University’s Department of Education prepares candidates to be advocates for families, children and for the profession. With its emphasis on advocacy, the program teaches candidates to recognize and honor the worth and dignity of every learner.

Emphasis on passionate teachers starting day one
Belmont University’s Department of Education believes that exemplary educators are passionate about their students, the families and the content that they teach. Therefore it is important to begin to learn about these areas early. Belmont teacher candidates can begin education courses on Day 1 of their first semester at Belmont.

Emphasis in course-embedded field experience
Belmont University’s Department of Education believes that authentic engagement in the field of practice is an essential part of becoming an effective educator. With this commitment, every education course at Belmont will either be embedded in a school setting or have a direct field experience to the content covered. As a result, the Belmont teacher candidate will have had exposure to public, private and charter schools prior to their final clinical practice experience.

Emphasis of faculty who are teachers
Belmont’s nationally accredited teacher education program is delivered by faculty who are experts in their fields. All education courses are taught by education faculty, most with doctorates, who are committed to teaching and learning and as a result regularly work alongside PK-12 teachers and work with community agencies.

Emphasis in content knowledge
All teacher candidates have a content major beyond the courses required for teacher licensure. As a result our candidates are highly sought after for their content knowledge and teaching skills.