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Department Mission

Together, faculty and students in the Department of Education engage in interdisciplinary inquiry of the processes and institutions by which societies enculturate, socialize, and educate their youth, an inquiry that is grounded in the liberal arts and enables students to become citizen leaders and life-long learners.

Recent Stories

  • In a gathering with community and College organizers of the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street that is coming to Chestertown this spring, Lonnie Bunch praised participants for recognizing the power of work to bring people together and define our common past and present.


  • Eight Washington College students had the experience of a lifetime. As part of the Summer Seminar in Tanzania, led by professors Tahir Shad and Aaron Lampman, students learned about the people and culture of this African nation. Two members of the group, Marie Wrenn ’17 and Melanie Klein ’17, opted for the summer teaching experience in Arusha, while other members of the group explored the outcomes of international development. The trip culminated with a weeklong safari.
  • History professor Carol Wilson collaborated with three of her students in an independent research project that sheds new light on African-American abolitionists from Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

  • Darcy Klinedinst ’13, a former WC English major and secondary education minor, followed her mother’s footsteps into the teaching field. She now works as a 10th grade English Language Arts teacher at Sussex Central High School in Georgetown, Delaware.



2017 African American Read-in:

The African American Read-In is a national event sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English. During the month of February, students and teachers of all levels are encourage to read, share and celebrate books written by African American authors. This is the 6th year the Department of Education and the Black Studies Program have co-sponsored the event at Washington College.

Experiential Learning:

New! Summer Block Course

Learn more about the new three-week summer block program and our department’s course, “Educating Outside the Box.”  It’s a perfect class for students who want to be educators - in museums, nature centers, zoos, research centers, or classrooms - or who want to teach about or market a specific content area.