The courses you take in the Department of Education depend on which track (grade band for elementary) and specialty you choose. Most courses include a field/clinical experience as part of the course requirements. From your first course as a freshman through your final course during your senior year and ending with your student teaching — you will have actual, hands on, classroom experience. This is what makes our program unique!
We advise you to meet with an education professor your freshman year to discuss your future dreams and plans about teaching in order to plan the right classes. Below are the professors’ names organized by type of certification.
Education Department Advisors by Type of Certification
- Elementary Education
faculty Specialty Dr. Susan Brondyk Social Studies Dr. Yooyeun Hwang English Language Arts Dr. Eric Mann Math Dr. Stephen Scogin
- Secondary Education
faculty Specialty Dr. Laura Pardo Social Studies, Math, Physical Education/Health Dr. Stephen Scogin Sciences Dr. Deborah VanDuinen English, Visual Arts
- Special Education
faculty Note Susan Cherup Dr. Jane Finn Freshman only Dr. Libbey Horton Secondary only
- Early Childhood Education
- Dr. Susan Brondyk
faculty Specialty Jay Hendersen Visual Arts Dr. Christina Hornbach Music Nancy Kamstra Physical Education/Health Dr. Daniel Woolesy World Languages
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