As a university community that welcomes all people regardless of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, disability or country of origin, it is the policy of the teacher education program to actively recruit faculty members who reflect our global society. As an institution and teacher preparation program, faculty and staff engage in planned activities and strategies that are focused on increasing a student and faculty body that includes individuals of ethnic/racial minorities, diverse religious affiliations, differing sexual orientation, all genders, persons with disabilities, individuals across all age groups, and individuals from various socio-economic backgrounds.
The teacher education program has initiated these objectives as a way to follow through on our faculty recruitment initiatives when looking to fill full-time and adjunct positions:
Education students enrolled in Lakeland's traditional program on the main campus have the ability to gain 12-18 months of full-time work experience and academic credit for their work through our Cooperative Education program. A combination of scholarships and wages will help significantly reduce or eliminate post-graduation debt.