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We are glad you stopped in and invite you to meet the faculty and staff of our department. By clicking on the links above, you can also get a look at current requirements for teacher certification, programs offered through our department, and course descriptions.
We are committed to a philosophy of learning which focuses on the learner as the active agent and source of knowledge. In our courses and field experiences, we utilize a constructivist way of thinking which begins with the prior knowledge of the learner and proceeds to guide students to link their already existing knowledge, skills, and attitudes with new learning. As a result, instead of teachers telling students what they need to know, students construct new meaning in every class by connecting already existing knowledge to new information.
By developing a number of collaborative relationships with other departments on campus, we are able to offer outstanding coursework outside the major. For example, Elementary Education majors and Secondary Education minors are encouraged to enroll in MAT 107, Math for Teachers. This course meets a state-wide math requirement and is focused on preparing students to teach math with more confidence as educators. We also have collaborative relationships with other departments, including biology, physics, psychology, and music. Our program provides teacher preparation in a liberal arts context.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have, and of course would love to help you schedule a visit to our department. You can even sit in on one of our classes. Enjoy your visit. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Department of Education is committed to the preparation of outstanding teachers who are firmly grounded in the liberal arts tradition and have demonstrated the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to excel as educators in schools around the world.