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 lifelong learners.
The Education Department is characterized by a highly nurturing and personalized environment, intellectual rigor, and a performance milieu within a liberal arts context.
Education is not a subject major; the Department offers an interdisciplinary major in Human Development and two minors, Secondary Education Studies or Museum, Field, and Community Education, in addition to two teacher certification programs.
At the end of their course of study, our students will be able to:
demonstrate an understanding of social, cultural, psychological, philosophical, and historical foundations of education (and their applications to practice)
integrate and apply knowledge of human development across the fields of anthropology, education, psychology, and sociology
use content knowledge to design, evaluate, and interpret field experiences
communicate effectively in a variety of formats and media
display global consciousness and cultural sensitivity as emerging leaders