School of Education
Viterbo University's School of Education prepares educators who are grounded in Franciscan values and possess the knowledge and skills to be reflective decision makers for the 21st century.
Educating teachers was part of the original mission in 1890 and now, more than a century later, that has not changed. Quality student-focused teaching, and our commitment to it, remains constant. Whether students are seeking initial licensure, a graduate degree, or adding a new certification, Viterbo’s nationally accredited teacher education programs create educators who are ethical leaders and quality educators.
Viterbo faculty believe that personal growth and development, the questioning of values, and an appreciation for the mission of the teacher are important elements of the teaching profession. Our faculty are dedicated to their students first and foremost, to continual professional growth, and to creating a positive classroom climate.
In keeping with the tradition of our Franciscan founders, the Viterbo community holds the following core values:
1. Contemplation, as we reflect upon the presence of God in our lives and work,
2. Hospitality, as we welcome everyone we encounter as an honored guest,
3. Integrity, as we strive for honesty in everything we say and do,
4. Stewardship, as we practice responsible use of all resources in our trust, and
5. Service, as we work for the common good in the spirit of humility and joy.
Dr. Rhonda M. Rabbitt, Assistant Dean
Director of Graduate Programs in Education
Dr. Vicky L. Eiben, Chair