The educators of today shape our leaders and world of tomorrow.
The mission of Evangel’s Education Department is to provide for the spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical development of the Christian teacher.
All of Evangel’s teacher education programs are accredited and approved by the Missouri State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Our teacher preparation programs prepare the next generation of educators to compassionately educate today's students using the most up-to-date and research-based pedagogy, skills, and strategies. Future teachers are equipped and empowered with skills and strategies to meet the needs of PreK-12th grade learners.
Educators aspiring to serve as leaders, specialists, and administrators target Evangel for values-rich graduate programs. Graduate programs in Educational Leadership, Literacy, School Counseling, Curriculum and Instruction Leadership, along with a doctoral program in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction prepare instructors to dive deeper into their chosen area of focus. These programs equip and empower our future school leaders.
Education graduates are instilled with a fierce dedication to reaching the needs of students, the local community and the world. The process is driven by highly qualified professors that have academic knowledge as well as practical and robust classroom experience.
Students find that all Education programs are dedicated to shaping caring, committed educators who integrate Christian faith and God's calling with passionate professionalism in the broad field of education to change the world.
Achieve of Southwest Missouri
Achieve is a comprehensive transition program designed to empower those with disabilities, ages 18-25, to succeed in life after high school. Achieve partners with Evangel to provide classroom instruction and experiential learning opportunities in life management, career exploration and self-determination. For more information, visit Achieve’s website.
Education Department Program List
Educators with a deep understanding of curriculum and technology provide leadership to shape the future of education. Our Doctor of Education Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction equips you to be an effective leader who leaves a lasting impact on the field of education.
Highly skilled educators shape today’s students while anticipating and preparing for the needs of tomorrow. Our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction equips you with the latest instruction and curriculum design techniques so you can become an innovative teacher-leader who effectively meets the learning challenges of an ever-changing world.
If you’re a big-picture thinker with a desire to impact students across all grade levels, consider becoming a principal with the help of our Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree.
Teachers with a deep understanding of literacy can offer students a future filled with possibilities. Our Master of Education in Literacy prepares you to become a certified reading specialist equipped to work in classrooms, Title I schools, and in interventionist and administrative roles.
Our School Psychological Examiner Certification will prepare you to to competently administer, score, and interpret standardized test instruments as well as to write up reports when determining students’ eligibility for specialized services.
Points of Interest
The real-world experience I received in the Education Department by participating in a year-long student internship placement was outstanding. I was able to correlate academic learning with real-life scenarios from the classroom, which enhanced my development as a future educator!
Shonna Crawford, Ph.D.
Education Department Chair
Full Time Faculty
Gordon Pace, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Coordinator of Education Strategic Partnerships
Chanda Clayman, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education
Assistant Professor of Education in Early Childhood; Early Childhood Program Coordinator
Matt Stringer, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Educational Leadership Program
Kelly Sutherland, Ed.D.
Professor of Education, Coordinator of Graduate Curriculum & Instruction Leadership Program
Eddie Noack, Ed.S.
Assistant Professor - Special Education Program Coordinator
Susan Langston, Ed.D.
Professor of Education; Coordinator of Doctoral Educational Leadership, Curriculum, & Instruction Program
Andrea Hughes, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Literacy, Coordinator of Graduate Literacy Program
Rebecca Huechteman, Ph.D.
Debra Yonke, Ed.D.
Rebecca Donaldson, Ed.D.
Craig Carson, Ed.D.
Field Placement & Data Coordinator