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Teacher Education
Welcome to the Department of Teacher Education

Chowan University’s Department of Teacher Education produces esteemed teachers for elementary and secondary school careers year after year. All our students are committed to academic and teaching excellence, exemplified by the “Teacher of the Year” Awards they regularly receive.

Chowan produces teachers who believe in the worth and dignity of every student and who have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to facilitate learning for all students in a diverse society. Chowan instills within these future teachers the professional belief system that all students can learn. Our commitment to this powerful belief is what distinguishes Chowan among the other teacher education schools.

Chowan realizes that you cannot teach every student in the same way, so we arm our graduates with a wide repertoire of teaching strategies and skills in order to reach them all.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of teacher preparation at Chowan University is to prepare committed professionals to provide quality instruction for all learners. This mission aligns with the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly inquiry, and service in a Judeo-Christian environment. Through rigorous curricula, modeled pedagogy, and careful program planning, the School of Education equips its graduates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to educate all students in an ever-changing, diverse world.

Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship

The Friends of Teacher Education Scholarship is given by the generosity of the Chowan Friends of Teacher Education (CFTE) and is awarded to full-time students who have been accepted to Chowan University and have declared Teacher Education as their major. Learn more.

1965 Red Hot Ford Mustang Fastback Challenge
Alumnus Barry Bradberry, Class of 1973, thanks everyone for their help in meeting this challenge!
25 / 25 Gifts
Chairman of the Board 1:1 Matching Challenge
Board Chairman, Kemper Baker, is matching, dollar for dollar, each gift up to $250. Kemper and his wife, Bev, will match all gifts on April 5th following Charles Pond's 1:1 match until the $10,000 match is gone.
$10,000 MATCHED
Rush Hour Power Hour
The winners for the Starbucks gift cards are: Lisa Bland, Chris Dent, Austine Evans, Adam Smith, Jim Dent, 1 Anonymous, Mallory Dunker, Brandon Moody, Suzanne Ross, Roberto Pinilla
Social Media Challenge
Show CU your best moves! On TikTok from 6-9 pm on April 5th, post your favorite TikTok dance with the hashtag #ChowanGivesSocialMediaChallenge. The winning post will be featured on Chowan University Socials!
1:1 Matching Challenge by Charles Pond
Thank you Mr. Pond for your gifts to match 1:1. We appreciate your help! The match is completed.
$20,000 MATCHED
Join Linda Weaver, Board of Trustee Member, in celebrating our 175th Birthday
The 175th birthday challenge is complete! All gifts of $175 or more will be mailed a limited edition commemorative etched glass.
30 / 30 Gifts
Scholarship Challenge
Thank you for helping make the scholarship challenge a success!
50 / 50 Gifts
The 175th Donor Challenge
Shannon Williams was the 175th donor for the year. She designated the $500 gift from Elaine Myers to the Future Business Leaders of America Fund.
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