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Thrive as a Teacher

As a teacher you’ll have the unique power and privilege to make a lasting impact on the lives of others. It is a noble calling—and also an increasingly challenging one, which is why excellent teaching training is so critical to your long-term success and the success of those you’re teaching.

Gordon’s education program is one of the top 48 education programs in the U.S. for evidence-based reading instruction and the only one laying that expertise on a faith foundation so you are holistically prepared to thrive. Our goal is for you to be confident in your training and God-given abilities and equipped to serve diverse populations of learners in the context where God calls you.



one of 48 programs in the U.S. rated A+ by the National Council on Teacher Quality for evidence-based reading instruction


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of recent graduates strongly agree that their experience at Gordon prepared them to be effective educators


of education majors do an internship or practicum full time

#1: Massachusetts is top in the nation for education and one of the highest-paying states for teachers

Education grads have earned advanced degrees at:

Be known, grown and prepared at Gordon, New England's top Christian college.

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From the very beginning of your Gordon experience, you’ll work with a personal advisor to explore your calling and find your niche. Together you’ll develop a clear four-year plan to get you where you want to go. Along the way you’ll be cheered on and challenged by close friends and faculty mentors who care about seeing you accomplish your goals. You’ll share meals and grow roots in a lifelong community that will support you long after graduation.

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At Gordon learning happens by doing. That’s why you’ll be in the classroom all four years, getting practical experience alongside faculty mentors and making connections in local public and private schools that readily employ Gordon graduates. Gordon students complete more than 100 hours in the classroom even before their required full-time student-teaching practicum. In year one, you'll focus on observing and assisting. In year two, you'll plan and practice instruction, and then move into a focus on helping struggling learners in year three. Everything comes together in year four when you begin teaching. Outside of the classroom, you’ll also have opportunities to join faculty in research projects; attend education conferences; travel for short, international teaching experiences; and tutor within the local community.

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At the end of your journey, you’ll launch into a network of highly sought-after alumni with 100% job placement. Our faculty routinely receive calls from principals and superintendents asking if there are more Gordon education alumni we can send their way. Schools value the evidence-based reading instruction taught at Gordon. It’s part of the reason why our graduates are known for their confidence and preparation as they serve diverse populations of learners at every age and level.

Hear from a grad

“Gordon is a place that's helping students to grow in their faith and be prepared for their career or vocation in the world.”
—Angela Epplett ’20