About Us

Our Mission

The Metcalf School's mission is to prepare educational leaders of high moral character and ethical behavior, who are equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to create lifelong learners throughout the world.  

Many of our graduates serve in schools as teachers, counselors, psychologists, early childhood specialists, administrators and in other important educational roles. Others serve in non-educational environments like workplaces, governments and charities where they help adult learners contribute to the success of their organizations.

We ground our students in teaching-learning theory but we also equip them with the practical skills needed to create learning environments. We help them fit instructional strategies to a wide range of educational settings and learners. Our ultimate goal is to teach our graduates how to create self-sufficient, lifelong learners who not only master content but also critically analyze what they learn, collaborate well with others, create innovative solutions and communicate effectively.

This is the hope of any parent for a child, of any teacher for a student, and in today's hyper-competitive global marketplace it's imperative for any employer for an employee.

Our Values

The Metcalf Graduate School of Education exists to equip 21st century educators who can create lifelong learners in schools, governments, workplaces and nonprofit organizations. Guiding our efforts in that mission are four foundational values:

Rigorous: What you learn will affect what you teach.

Student-Focused: You matter. Expect us to be welcoming and committed to your success.

Faith-Based: God is. Expect us to be consistent with that foundational truth.

Leader-Centered: You'll learn how to build learning organizations. Expect to become a learning leader. 

Live Your Purpose

We believe each person has been created for a purpose. The phrase, "live your purpose" is more than a tagline—it communicates the essence of the CBU experience. Embedded in each of our programs, we seek to instill within our students these four qualities, referred to as "university student outcomes":

Academically Prepared

Biblically Rooted

Globally Minded

Equipped to Serve 

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father." 
—Colossians 3:17