Department Highlights

Department of Education

Find a purposeful and meaningful career in educating and caring for children and youth in a variety of age groups and educational settings.

Join a tight-knit community that prepares teachers of integrity. Become a teacher through hands-on educational experiences that begin in your first year of college. Grow into a knowledgeable, reflective, and collaborative educator who is committed to serving all children as they become people of respect, compassion, and fairness.

Our faculty members will assist in your development so that you'll be equipped to become a professional educator who is committed to service and advocacy. Learn theory through practice as a servant leader who strives for excellence and understands how to live out faith within a professional context.

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Take the Next Step

Start your journey toward finding God's calling for your life. We are excited to give you the tools you need to discover your calling and launch your career.

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Teacher Education Program is to, in collaboration with liberal arts faculty and PK-12 educational partners, provide a biblically-based education which prepares knowledgeable, reflective, collaborative educators committed to serving others in order that all individuals may learn and develop to their fullest potential and interact with each other and their environment with respect, compassion, and fairness.

We believe that by preparing educational professionals, within the context of Christian faith, to be intellectually mature, reflective, collaborative, and committed to serving others, we are helping to shape a better future for our world in which each learner will be able to develop his/her fullest potential and interact with others and his/her environment with respect, compassion, and fairness.

The motto of the Teacher Education Program is "Educators Serving Together," supported by our theme verse, I Corinthians 12:14, "For the body is not one member, but many." Educators must recognize that communities, including educational communities, are diverse and have unique values and needs.

Our purpose and goals are focused on preparing candidates committed to serving others collaboratively and who demonstrate through their knowledge, skills, and dispositions competencies which promote the growth of each learner.

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Grant funding is available

Complete your bachelor's degree as a teacher candidate with financial support from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.


“I chose Malone because of the positive atmosphere that the University had to offer. Malone’s education program encouraged me to challenge, as well as, reinforce my beliefs in order to grow as an individual and achieve the best version of myself. ”

Eli Ramsey '22
Ninth and Eleventh Grade Teacher Yellow Springs High School
Alumni Profile

Candice (Hale) Greene '14

Middle and High School Art Teacher North Canton City Schools

Educators Rising selected Candice as a Vital Viking during the '21-'22 academic year. Her dedication inside and outside the classroom is evidence of servant leadership in action.