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The philosophy and mission of the Ernest L. Boyer Center and those of Messiah College, which houses the Center, are perfectly aligned. Seeking to educate "servant-leaders" by promoting learning, advancing scholarship, fostering community, and engaging society, Messiah College was and is greatly influenced by Dr. Boyer, whose vision for education centered on living out one's convictions through a life of service.

Elementary Education

The Basic School Network connects over one hundred schools committed to the Basic School vision.  This national network comprises four regional centers that provide professional development and annual conferences/seminars related to the four priorities of the Basic School: the school as community, a curriculum with coherence, a climate for learning, and a commitment to character.  By sharing information and practices, schools that have successfully incorporated Basic School principles inspire other schools to do the same.  The Boyer Center provides a "virtual hub" for the Basic School Network, offering a place where interested educators can easily access research and data, as well as find people with whom to share ideas.

Teacher Education

The Boyer Teacher Scholarship is given each year to juniors at Antioch University, Azusa Pacific University, Messiah College and Trinity University.  Chosen for their commitment to education and to emphasizing community and service, Boyer Teacher Scholarship recipients immerse themselves in Boyer's works to learn more about his principles and how to apply them in the classroom.