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In the Franciscan tradition, the Briar Cliff University Department of Education prepares professional educators through community and service. Our program is known for producing caring, distinguished teachers and is fully approved by the Iowa Department of Education.

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Sep 27, 2018

Briar Cliff crowns 2018 Homecoming king and queen

Jun 19, 2018

Sisters of St. Francis Ruth Schock and Mary Jane Koenigs celebrate Dubuque Franciscan jubilees

Ruth Schock

Jul 17, 2017

Briar Cliff faculty member honored by Franciscan Federation

Retiring Teachers

May 10, 2017

From same dorm to same schools, retiring BCU alumnae share rewarding careers

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EDEL 241 - Children's Literature
EDEL 316 - Teaching Elementary Science
EDEL 317 - Health Methods
EDEL 318 - Visual Arts Methods
EDEL 319 - Performance Arts Methods
EDEL 335 - Teaching Elementary Mathematics
EDEL 342 - Teaching Elementary Social Studies
EDEL 461 - Teaching Elementary Language Arts
EDEL 464 - Reading Assessment, Diagnosis and Evaluation
EDEL 465 - Reading Practicum
EDEL 466 - Elementary Reading and Content Area Instruction
EDMI 421 - Teaching in Middle School
EDMI 422 - Middle School Literacy
EDUC 01 IS - Management and Instruction (25-Hour Practicum)
EDUC 02 IS - Educational Psychology (25-Hour Practicum)
EDUC 03 IS - Educational Technology
EDUC 100 - Introduction to Education
EDUC 101 - Introduction to Education (10-Hour Practicum)
EDUC 14 IS - Electronic Portfolio
EDUC 210 - Educational Foundations
EDUC 250 - Management and Instruction
EDUC 270 - Exceptional Learners
EDUC 300 - Foundations of Catholic Schools in America
EDUC 318 - Educational Psychology
EDUC 330 - Educational Measurement and Evaluation
EDUC 400 - Ministry of Catholic School Teaching
EDUC 410 - Student Teaching in the Elementary School
EDUC 412 - Student Teaching K-12
EDUC 415 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School
EDUC 423 - Content Area Literacy
EDUC 452 - Human Relations for Teachers
EDUC 475 - Independent Educational Study
SPED 01IS - Practicum in Special Education 20-Hour Field Experience
SPED 02IS - Practicum in Special Education 20-hour Field Experience
SPED 04IS - Ethics and Law in Special Education
SPED 05IS - Writing and Interpreting IEPs
SPED 290 - Introduction to Special Education & the K-12 Mild and Moderate Instructional Special Education Programs
SPED 312 - K-8 Curricular and Instructional Methodologies in the Education of the Mildly and Moderately Disabled
SPED 315 - 5-12 Curricular and Instructional Methodologies in the Education of the Mildly and Moderately Disabled
SPED 325 - Behavior Management and Classroom Management
SPED 340 - Strategies for K-12 Students with Identified Disabilities
SPED 350 - Behavior Interventions
SPED 395 - Working With Parents and Staff of Exceptional Children
SPED 416 - Student Teaching in a K-8 Multicategorical Resource Room
SPED 418 - Student Teaching in a 5-12 Multicategorical Resource Room
SPED 420 - Special Education Students: Career-Vocational Planning


Theresa Engle

Theresa Engle
Associate Professor of Education; Department of Education Chair

Ken Berg

Ken Berg
Associate Professor of Education

Ruth Schock

Sr. Ruth Schock, O.S.F.
Associate Professor of Education

Traci Hansen

Traci Kell
Instructor of Education

Jeanene Sampson
Assistant Professor of Education

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Iowa Department of Education
Iowa Board of Examiners
Iowa Teaching Standards
Title II Program Information

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While in the BCU teacher preparation program, we were guided by leaders who were truly passionate and experienced, and we learned with reliable, motivated peers; this program definitely set us up for success!

Erin-Jane Bolin


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