Explore the field of education by combining coursework with field experiences in a variety of educational settings such as schools, museums and child advocacy agencies.
If you want to add a teaching component to your studies, but you're unsure about working within a classroom, then the Education minor is ideal. You can test out potential careers in education without having to commit to a full-time degree in the field.
This course introduces students to a school's role in a multicultural society and helps each student develop a professional identity. Attention is given to school climate and the role of the school in supporting the intellectual and social development of its students, with particular emphasis on socially responsible behavior. Students are introduced to five areas of education (early childhood, elementary, special education, middle school, and secondary classrooms) through readings, site visits, case studies, video tapes, and presentations by professional educators. Issues related to the integration and inclusion of students with special needs in regular education environments are addressed. Students also expand and develop their critical thinking skills. Field visits/experiences are incorporated into the course throughout the semester.
This field experience is designed to provide students with an opportunity for additional study in a clinical setting. Under the direction of the field supervisor, students work twelve hours per week in a school, child care program or other educational setting. Students may choose a placement that is related to their certificate specialization, or liberal arts major. Students work under the guidance of an appropriate faculty member, or if enrollment is sufficient, participate in weekly seminars.
Janet Story Sauer
Associate Professor of Special Education
Early Childhood Education
Middle School Education
Education Dual Degree
Tuition and Fees
Dual Degree Programs
Credit Toward Graduate Education - Lesley Dividend
Foreign Language Studies
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Child Homelessness Initiative
E-newsletter: News from 29 Mellen
Request more information
Schedule a campus visit
Get your application started today!