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.
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.
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.
Fútbol—soccer, that is, in American vernacular—is only one part of this annual event that gives local families and kids a chance to play, read, talk in English and Spanish, and get to know Washington College students and faculty.
How does swimming lead to a career in education? Ask Cate McMenamin.
OUR FORMER STUDENTS
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.
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.
Images courtesy of Marie Wrenn.