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Online Additional Teacher Education Certification Program Mission & Goals

Since the University’s establishment in 1888, teacher education has played an integral role in helping to develop our identity and further our institutional pursuits.  The School of Education at University of the Cumberlands will provide advanced teacher education certification programs to current teachers that reinforce a commitment to a strong work ethic and prepares them for lives committed to excellence, leadership, and professional integrity. By being Reflective Constructors of Quality Learning Experiences through Critical Thinking, Online Proficiency Evaluation candidates will possess the knowledge, skills, dispositions and spiritual values that will serve the needs of a diverse learning community.

The Online Proficiency Evaluation program is designed for candidates who currently hold teaching certificates and who wish to further their education by earning an additional area of certification. Candidates enrolled in the Proficiency Evaluation program are eligible for a Proficiency Provisional certificate that will enable them to seek employment while completing coursework toward professional certification.

The Online Proficiency Evaluation program seeks to:

  • Provide teachers with an opportunity to expand professional knowledge and employability through additional areas of teaching certification
  • Train qualified, ethical teachers in competencies leading to certifications that serve the technological and diverse demands of public and private schools