About Us

Our Mission

The Metcalf School of Education'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 including workplaces, governments and charities where they help adult learners contribute to the success of their organizations.

We ground our students in teaching-learning theory and we equip them with the practical skills needed to create learning environments. We help students learn to 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 master content, critically analyze what they learn, collaborate well with others, create innovative solutions and communicate effectively.

Our Values

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

Student Focused

Faith Based

Academic Rigor

Leadership Development


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. Our objective is to develop graduates who demonstrate 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