The academic year is highlighted with a number of Department events.
Farewell and Commissioning Service
Every spring the Department of Education and the Teacher Education Program co-sponsor a Farewell and Commissioning Service for their graduating seniors. Come for an inspiring evening as we celebrate God’s goodness and challenge this year’s Department of Education and TEP graduates to lead lives of purpose as they depart Messiah.
Next year's event will occur Thursday, May 4, 2023, 7 p.m. in Parmer Hall, High Center.
All Education and TEP alumni, students, their friends and families and cooperating teachers are invited to attend. The service includes scripture reading, prayer, a brief meditation usually given by a department graduate, musical performances by local school groups, a commissioning litany, and the presentation of lapel pins to the graduates. The lapel pin challenges and reminds graduates to continue to learn, serve, and care through their work as teachers. A reception and time of fellowship follows the service.