The primary mission of the Boyce Teacher Education Program is to provide Christ-centered quality teacher education, preparing the next generation of educators to be servant-leaders in private and public schools and on the mission field. The TEP is designed to equip the servant-leader with the range of knowledge necessary for the profession of teaching, with the skills of teaching as recognized in the education profession, and with the dispositions of a servant-leader in a world of diversity.
Teacher Education Program
100% job placement rate.
Every student planning to teach finds a job shortly after graduation.
Teach from a biblical worldview.
Prepare for the challenges of teaching and leading in the classroom, church, or mission field from a biblical worldview.
200+ hours of field experience.
Field experience allows the student the opportunity to put into practice what they are learning and apply it in an elementary classroom or ESL setting.
Teacher as Servant-Leader
Teaching at Boyce allows Melissa Tucker to combine her passions for teaching, missions, and training teachers into one job that she loves: “It’s a job that everyday I sit back and think, ‘I can’t believe I get to be in this place at this time doing this work.”
Melissa Tucker, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Program of Study
Teacher Education students can choose from one of three emphases. Classical Education, English as a New Language/Second Language (ESL/ENL), and the State Certification.
The Classical Education (non-certified) emphasis will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to teach using a classical approach to education. This approach teaches students how to learn and how to think based on their developmental stage. Learn More
The ESL/ENL emphasis (non-certified)will provide you with specific skills which will prepare you to teach English to those from diverse backgrounds and cultures, providing a unique gospel opportunity. Learn More
The State Certification emphasis allows teacher candidates the opportunity pursue a provisional state certification, enabling them to enter directly into the public school system after the completion of their Bachelor degree. Learn More
The Boyce Teacher Education Program in SACS Accredited and received a provisional certification from the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) on August 20, 2018. While the provisional status is representative of a three-year probationary period as the Boyce Teacher Education Program continues toward full certification, this status allows teacher candidates to apply directly for a state teaching license upon completion of their degree.
For those interested in pursuing a degree in Teacher Education through one of our non-certified emphases, we have partnered with a like-minded evangelical university to offer our Teacher Education Program graduates a streamlined process for earning a Master of Arts in Teaching with a licensure program which will provide state certification in the areas of elementary or special education. This online program enables Boyce graduates to stay on our campus in Louisville, KY, while completing their studies. The entire program is designed to allow students to complete the baccalaureate and master’s degrees in as little as four years.
Whether a student desires to pursue a non-certified emphasis in ESL/ENL, classical education, or whether they desire to pursue certification and enter into the public school system, the Boyce TEP program combines a strong biblical foundation with an educational pedagogy, preparing students to serve in various capacities worldwide.