New Minor Announced
Washington College recently announced the addition of a minor in Museum, Field, and Community Education.
Washington College recently announced the addition of a minor in Museum, Field, and Community Education. This minor is designed to prepare students from a range of disciplines to work as effective educators in settings other than schools.
The minor will combine courses in learning theory and design, communication and content area experience with field work and internship opportunities that are designed to apply these learnings in live environments.
"This new minor brings together many of the amazing opportunities that characterize learning at Washington College,” said Sara Clarke-De Reza, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of Education and Director of the Museum, Field and Community Education Minor. “We think that blending educational theory and deep disciplinary content knowledge with the chance to directly apply that knowledge in the real world is the perfect recipe for a transformative (and fun!) student experience!"
While Washington College already has a long-standing program that successfully prepares students to become certified school teachers, many Washington College students graduate and go on to become educators outside of the school system. This minor is specifically designed to help those students build a foundation of skills and knowledge in educational theory, instructional design, and communication that will support their success in those settings.
The first internships associated with this minor will be held in the upcoming fall 2021 semester, and the first group of students to graduate with the completed minor will likely be from the Class of 2022. Currently a handful of students have declared this as a minor, with the first real push for enrollment now underway.