Department of

Education

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.

  • Sometimes shadowing environmental educators means getting your feet wet.
    Students who want to learn what it’s like to be an environmental educator can get first-hand experience in a new course that lets them shadow educators at nearly a dozen partnering organizations on the upper Eastern Shore.
  • (L to R) Holly Schaffer ’21, Assistant Professor of Education Sara Clarke-Vivier, Colin Levi ’21, and Kayla Mehrte...

    When a WC alumnus learned about a faculty member’s project at a museum in Belize, he jumped in to fund three students’ travel there this summer as part of a global field experience in education.

  • Noah Smith ’22, Holly Shaffer ’21, and Anna Watts ’19 (center) help students with their collages.
    A fledgling collaboration between two WC faculty members and teachers at Garnet Elementary School is bringing new connections and experiences for Chestertown youngsters and WC students.
  • Stacking and counting the food is the first job.

    Every Wednesday evening, members of the College’s Caring for Kids Club meet to fill bags with food for local kids who need a helping hand.