Students are invited to participate in the graduation ceremony held annually in May. Students are eligible to walk in the graduation ceremony if they have completed or will complete the degree requirements between the August preceding the ceremony and the August subsequent to the ceremony. Degrees are posted on the transcript on the 30th of the month in which the student graduates. Diplomas are available for pick up from the Business Office located in Roemer Hall two weeks after the degree is posted. If the student desires to have the certificate sent to his or her home, the student must submit a letter to the Registrar.
Graduation Application Deadlines
Deadline to apply for May graduation: December 30
Deadline to apply for August graduation: February 28
Deadline to apply for December graduation: May 30
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"Teaching and Leading as an Art and a Science"
The School of Education agrees that the general outcome of the teacher education program must be teaching professionals that believe and implement teaching as a blend of “Art” and “Science” as represented by the Beauty and Mechanism of the Spellmann Clock Tower… Teaching as an art because teaching is a craft that must be learned and applied in an authentic environment. Teaching as a science because it must be influenced by research and best practice for optimal student learning to be achieved... The conceptual framework for Lindenwood University Teacher Preparation Program is driven by the Mission Statement of the University and the eleven Standards for Beginning Teachers in Missouri.
Eleven Standards of Teacher Education
1.2.1 Understands the teaching field; 1.2.2 Understands student development; 1.2.3 Understands diverse approaches to learning; 1.2.4 Understands curriculum performance standards; 1.2.5 Understands a variety of instructional practices; 1.2.6 Uses individual and group motivation; 1.2.7 Models effective communication; 1.2.8 Uses formal and informal assessment; 1.2.9 Is a reflective practitioner; 1.2.10 Fosters positive relationships; 1.2.11 Understand and applies technology.