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    Program Features 

    1. Field work—early and often—in diverse locations
    2. Multidisciplinary liberal arts foundation culminating in field-based, independent research study
    3. Can lead to teacher certification (by program application) and includes a 100-day teaching internship
     

     

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    Join the Community

    Whether your are completing a certification internship at a local school, teaching at a community arts center, or planting flowers in one of the many community gardens; you are learning while making a contribution to the community.

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    Travel to Belize

    Manage summer educational programming at Crooked Tree Museum and Cultural Heritage Center. (LINK)

     
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    Internships

    Observe, practice,  and be mentored by professionals in the field. 

     

    What Distinguishes Our Program 

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    Job Success

    Every teacher certification candidate from the Class of 2018 has a full-time job in the field of education

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    Classroom Experience

    Students have lots of opportunities for hands-on experiences in K-12 classrooms and informal learning spaces. 

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    Environmental Education

    WC is the only college in Maryland where students can become certified Environmental Science teachers.

     

    Do You at Washington College

    If the pandemic taught us anything, it's the incredible value of teachers. WC can help you find your path.

    Elementary Teacher Certification 

    The Elementary Certification Program is made up of three required components: 1) completion of selected core courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics-Natural Sciences; 2) an academic major, usually in Human Development; 3) a required sequence of Education courses and field experiences.  The program leads to teaching certification in grades 1-6. 

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    Sample Courses 

    • EDU 252:  Educational Psychology
    • EDU 352:  Reading Instruction  & Assessment
    • EDU 414:  Elementary Teaching Internship (full-time)

    Secondary Teacher Certification 

    The Elementary Certification Program is made up of three required components: 1) completion of selected core courses in Humanities, Social Sciences, and Mathematics-Natural Sciences; 2) an academic major, usually in Human Development; 3) a required sequence of Education courses and field experiences.  The program leads to teaching certification in grades 1-6. 

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    Sample Courses

    • EDU 307:  Literacy in the Content Area
    • EDU 330:  Diversity & Inclusion
    • EDU 405: Secondary Teaching Internship (fulltime)

    Non-Certification Track

    The Education Department accommodates students who are interested in the theory and practice of human development, but not necessarily interested in seeking teacher certification.

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    Special Courses Examples

    • BIO 404: Immunology-zz
    • BIO 350: Toxicology
    • BIO 409: Biochemistry

    Student Opportunities

     

    By application only—in elementary and secondary education

     

    Available in private schools, museums, and outdoor education programs

     

    Education honor society

    For the junior expected to will make the most effective contribution to the field of public education 

    • Rachel Scholz Leadership Award
    • Sean O Connor Teaching Award
    • The Education Department Award
     

     

     

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