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Known for its inclusive, inspiring and caring approach to education, preservice teachers are invited into a rich and complex professional conversation with dedicated faculty, school mentors and indigenous elders, becoming very well-prepared to meet the needs of all learners in varied contexts.

The School of Education exists within the ethos of a Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences and professions.  Faculty have advanced degrees in education and are actively involved in the profession.  We are also engaged with the wider educational community through our investment in advancing educational research and educational practice that nurtures wisdom, compassion and care for all, integral ways of understanding and caring for the world, locally and globally, and transformation of learners and communities.   

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Dean's Corner

On behalf of the School of Education, welcome to our website!

The TWU School of Education, in distinct contrast to all other teacher education programs in BC, is the only program that intentionally connects education practice with the rich tradition of Christian spiritual understandings and practices of teaching and learning.

In each of our undergraduate and graduate programs (B.Ed., MAEL, MAES: Special Education), hearts and minds are inspired as preservice teachers are directed beyond meeting standards and acquiring technical expertise and background knowledge, to the life-long exploration and development of philosophical and theological understandings of what it means to be human, to be educated, and to live well with others and the created world.

The virtue pathways of reflective discernment, wisdom, humility, peace, patience, reverence, gratitude, compassion, hope, courage, faithfulness, attentiveness and love of beauty are offered as invitations to growth and illumination in the pursuit of a vocation that is highly complex and challenging. The School of Education program outcomes and virtue pathways can be found here.

Allyson Jule, PhD
Dean, School of Education



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Meet the Faculty

William R. Acton, Ph.D

Professor Applied Linguistics; MA TESOL Program Director

Angela Belcham, Ph.D.

Collaborating Instructor

Jaqueline Buitelaar, M.Ed.

Coordinator of the Elementary Stream, Professional Year Program

Adrienne Castellon, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, MA Leadership
Assistant Professor of Leadership

John D. Dyck, M.A.

Part time Instructor, Professional Year Program

Matthew Etherington, Ph.D.

Professor of Education