The UTTC Teacher Education graduates are prepared to embrace the joy and meet the challenges of teaching all children in the 21st century.
Preparing Competent, Caring Teachers
A Native perspective begins with recognizing the child in the context of family, community, and culture. Learning is a natural part of human growth, development, and socialization in all cultures. In many cultures, particularly Native American, the learning experiences that constitute education are based in cultural values of relevance, relatedness, respect, and responsibility – referred to in this framework as the “4 Rs”.
The 4Rs are integrated throughout the UTTC Teacher Education unit and programs(s) and are placed in the context of a holistic world-view and global interconnectedness. These and other values will prepare teacher candidates, and in turn the children they will teach, to be productive members of society and have a good quality of life.