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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.

Scholarship Challenge
The Sheryl Brown Whitley Scholarship in Business was established in Sheryl’s memory by her parents. Wayne and Shirley Brown challenge you to support the scholarship program by making a gift in memory or honor of someone important to you. When 50 gifts are given to support any scholarship endowment, their gift of $20,000 will be unlocked and fully realized.
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1965 Red Hot Ford Mustang Fastback Challenge
Alumnus Barry Bradberry, Class of 1973, is sponsoring this challenge. Barry drove a 1965 red Ford Mustang Fastback when he was a student at Chowan and he still owns and drives it today! The car was featured in the movie “Dare to Be.” 25 gifts of $19.65 or more will unlock his donation of $1,000. Donations will be placed in the Alumni Loyalty Fund.
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The 175th Donor Challenge
The donor who makes the 175th contribution during Chowan Gives will unlock a $500 gift to the area of their choice from Elaine Myers, Board of Trustee member and a 175th Celebration Committee member.
Rush Hour Power Hour
Win a starbucks $10 digital gift card between the hours of 8 am-9 am on April 5th when you donate $25.00+. 10 names will be drawn. This challenge is brought to you by Alumni Council President, Maurice Fluitt.
Join Linda Weaver, Board of Trustee Member, in celebrating our 175th Birthday
Linda Weaver is challenging the Chowan Family to help us celebrate this monumental milestone of 175 years. When 30 gifts are made of $175+, Linda’s generous contribution of $5,000 will be unlocked to the Chowan Fund. All gifts of $175+ will also receive a limited edition commemorative etched glass.
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First Time Donors Challenge
This challenge encourages donors to make their first gift to Chowan. At the end of Chowan Gives, a name from the first time donors list will be drawn and that person will select an area of his/her choice for the $1,000 bonus. Lynette Bunch, Board of Trustee member, encourages you to make your first gift to Chowan!
Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce, Let's Eat Off-Campus-Student Challenge
Students who donate $17.50 or more during Chowan Gives will be eligible for a random drawing for gift cards to area restaurants, etc. This challenge is brought to you by the Murfreesboro Chamber of Commerce!
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