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Today’s educators help shape tomorrow’s leaders.  As the demand increases for highly qualified educators, College of the Ozarks’ Teacher Education Program’s vision statement is the guiding force which propels students toward their goal.

Our Vision

The College of the Ozarks’ Teacher Education Program will provide innovative technique, academic rigor, clinical experience and ministry opportunities to commission faithful educators who will fulfill their calling.

Innovative Technique

By example and instruction, Team Ed will model:

  • Research-based best practices
  • Leading-edge strategies
  • Adaptability in facing instructional and curricular changes

Academic Rigor

By example and instruction, Team Ed will:

  • Create engaging, supportive, yet challenging venues
  • Provide relevancy in practice and application
  • Encourage students to cultivate a critical thinking and growth mindset

Clinical Experience

By example and instruction, Team Ed will provide:

  • Highly successful classroom settings
  • Best observation practices
  • Innovative technique application

Ministry Opportunities

By example and instruction, Team Ed will:

  • Embrace our mission
  • Faithfully educate
  • Recognize and meet needs in our community of influence

The College of the Ozarks' Teacher Education program is accredited by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  Students who complete an approved program of study will be eligible for teacher certification through the state of Missouri. 

Please contact the Teacher Education Department for additional information at 417-690-2150 or dcopeland@cofo.edu



Welcome Back, C of O Graduates!

We trust you have found your educational experience at College of the Ozarks to be valuable and believe you are well-prepared for your career as a teacher. It is our desire to keep in touch and continue to be a resource for you. 

Please feel free to contact us at the e-mail link below. We look forward to receiving your comments, updates in personal and professional information, and/or questions regarding various aspects of the teaching profession.

Looking for a teaching position? 

If you have any questions, please contact the Education Office at:
Phone: 417-690-2150
E-mail: dcopeland@cofo.edu


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