Irvin School of Education Inducts New Students into Teacher Preparation Program

Future teachers inducted into the teacher preparation program at HSU.


The evening of February 9, 2015, students, faculty, and staff from the Irvin School of Education participated in an induction ceremony to mark their acceptance into the Teacher Preparation Program at Hardin-Simmons University.  The reception was held in the Johnson Multipurpose Room and 43 students received certificates.

Students accepted their certificates by major or by what education students like to call their “content fields.”

There were ten content fields represented at the reception. Including: Art, Early Childhood through 6th grade, Early Childhood through 6th grade with General Special Education certification, English Language Arts 7-12th grades, English Language Arts 4-8th grades, Math, Music, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies.

Breanna Young, English Language Arts 7-12th major, said after the induction ceremony, “I want to be a teacher because I really want to make a difference.”

The idea of making a difference and changing lives was a sentiment shared by most all the new students in the Teacher Preparation Program and all of the professors alike. Dr. Mark Beasley, Professor of History, shared his thoughts saying, “I tell my students, ‘the only point in taking my class is to do it well,’ and I’m telling you all tonight, ‘the only point in becoming a teacher is to teach your students well and that means expecting great things of them.”

Ultimately these students are starting a journey to become teachers, but also to become difference makers.

To learn more about the Teacher Preparation Program or the Irvin School of Education please visit


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