Teaching is the most important job of all.
As part of our teacher certification programs in elementary and secondary education, we give you the tools and strategies you’ll need to succeed at the head of the classroom.
The Education Department aims: a) to explore with students the social, psychological, philosophical, and historical foundations of education in our society; b) to stimulate student inquiry concerning the nature of our educational institutions; and c) to provide professional preparation for teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels within the setting of the liberal arts philosophy and approach to undergraduate education.
Aimee Kidd Boumiea’s work teaching art to elementary schools students has earned the ‘07 alumnus the title of Teacher of the Year at Garnett Elementary.
History Major and Secondary Education Intern Emily Lovett ‘14 was recently featured in “WC in the News.” Emily and other volunteers have been helping to excavate the nation’s oldest residential street, Elfreth’s Alley in Philadelphia. Read more about the project (and Emily’s participation) here.
The Department is proud to see students from our classes and our certification programs volunteer with Character Counts in Kent County Schools. Michael Nolen (Math ‘13), Kelley Holocker (Math ‘15), Denise Meehl (History ‘15), Emily Jo Soper (Human Development ‘15), Molly Gallagher (Human Development ‘15), Justine Garrin (English ‘15), Jacqui Hertz (English ‘13), Caroline Lovett (Human Development ‘14), Rosie Mujica (Math ‘14), Brianna Van Velduisen (Human Development ‘15), and Jillian Undem (Human Development ‘14) have all been recognized by Character Counts for their important contributions this past school year.
For more information, see the feature in The Elm.