SXU honors future teachers at School of Education Pinning Ceremony

Saint Xavier University’s (SXU) School of Education hosted its first Pinning Ceremony on Tues., Feb. 5 in honor of SXU’s teacher education students earning candidacy status in the School of Education, the first major benchmark in their program leading to teacher licensure. State Superintendent of Education Dr. Christopher Koch attended the ceremony, which was held at the University’s Chicago campus.

“This ceremony is a way to celebrate the achievements of more than 200 SXU education majors that have reached the first major benchmark in their educational journey,” said School of Education Dean Beverly Gulley, Ph.D.

Each student pledged to follow the Illinois Educator Code of Ethics throughout their careers, which contains five core principles providing a foundation for the responsibilities and commitments of all Professional Educators. These core principles, including meeting the educational needs of all students, are considered fundamental to the profession SXU candidates have chosen to enter.

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