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
Elementary P-3 and 3-6 Grade bands only Dr. Susan Brondyk Dr. Yooyeun Hwang Dr. Teisha Struik-Kothe Dr. Alyssa Whitford Elementary P-3 and 3-6 Grade bands with Early Childhood Minor Dr. Susan Brondyk Elementary P-3 and 3-6 Grade bands with english as a second language k-12 endorsement Dr. Mihyun Han
- Secondary Education
Doug Braschler Dr. Elizabeth Grimm Dr. Vicki Lynn Holmes Dr. Stephen Scogin Dr. Deborah VanDuinen
- Special Education
Elementary p-3 and 3-6 grade bands with special education k-12 (LD and/or ei) endorsement
Susan Cherup (Freshmen Only)
secondary 6-12 english or math minor with special educaiton k-12 (ld and ei) Dr. Rebecca Mann
Faculty Specialty Dr. Anne Heath Visual Arts Dr. Christina Hornbach Music Stu Fritz Physical Education/Health Nancy Kamstra Physical Education/Health Dr. Daniel Woolesy World Language
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