The Albion College Education Department and Shurmur Education Institute  strives to develop the following habits of mind in its students and they prepare to become teachers. Specifically students will work to become

1. Teacher-Scholars: curious, critically thinking risk takers and problem-solvers

2. Learner-Teachers: thoughtful and caring, open and eager to know and be known and to respect self and others

3. Perspective-Takers: seeking out, valuing and incorporating different viewpoints and positions about learners, teaching and subject matter

4. Youth Advocates: desiring a more fair and equitable democratic society

5. Ethically-Grounded Deliberators: living and working with integrity