Welcome to the School of Education

Suzanne Price, M. Ed., Associate Dean of Education.

What makes Bushnell’s School of Education different than the rest? Our school is training the next generation of teachers and School Counselors who are purposeful, principled and proficient. As you look over our programs, you will see our deep commitment to experiential learning through many practicums and internships in nearby schools. Through all this, our goal is for you to “learn by doing,” while also taking coursework that coincides with your practical experience. For this reason, we train our students to think outside the box and give them tool boxes for taking a concept from ideation to realization. These are lifelong skills that differentiate our students in the school systems as they move through their careers. The secret to successful teaching and school counseling is not just in the coursework, but the combination of coursework and field experience and knowing how to solve problems no matter where God leads you.

The backbone of the School of Education is our outrageously talented faculty. Our faculty of experienced educators are committed to encouraging and supporting students through their academic achievements, vocational pursuits, and spiritual growth. In short, WE LOVE OUR STUDENTS. We deliver a high-quality learning experience that extends well beyond the classroom. Training the next generation of school leaders is our passion! Become part of what God is doing here at Bushnell University as He transforms us for higher purposes.


Current School News

Bushnell Teacher Education Programs Reaccredited and Receive Commendations

Bushnell University successfully completed the rigorous process through TSPC (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission) to renew their accreditation through Spring of 2024.  This renewal includes the accreditation of the following programs:

  • Traditional Undergraduate Teacher Education
  • Adult Degree Program for Teacher Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Master of Education, including the specialty endorsements in ESOL, PE and Special Education
  • Master of Arts in School Counseling

In addition, Bushnell was commended by TSPC for their:

  • Partnerships with surrounding school districts which support local school district targeted needs
  • Progress towards meeting national standards and accreditation

Bushnell will seek National Accreditation for the next accreditation cycle.

Association for Advancing Quality in Education (AAQEP) Accreditation

On April 9-11, Bushnell University will host an accreditation visit by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). In preparation for the visit, the AAQEP Quality Review Team is soliciting public comment about the quality of educator preparation provided by Bushnell University. All comments must be submitted by March 12, 2024 through the AAQEP website: Submit Comment

Student Testimonial(s)

Current graduates from Spring 2020 had these comments about their experience with the Education department at Bushnell University:

“Bushnell made it easy for students to do well. They demonstrated that they wanted all of us to do well.”

“I really like all of the field experiences – it was really exciting, I loved it, the book learning that I learned became real life.”

“I was very impressed with the expectations for all of the student.  The standards were high, and they should be.”

“There was a real sense of community there, beyond anything I ever imagined or experienced.”