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Courses

One of the following two courses is required:

  • EDUC 120/CIL120 – Foundations of Education
  • EDUC 248/CIL 248 – Theory and Practice

Four of the following courses — at least one course outside of the Social Science Division:

  • Social Science Division Courses
    • EDUC 120/CIL120 Foundations of Education (if not taken as one of the required courses above)
    • EDUC 248/CIL 248 Theory and Practice (if not taken as one of the required courses above)
    • PSYC 230 Human Development 
    • PSYC 373 Moral Education 
    • PSYC 377 Positive Psychology 
  • Courses from Other Divisions
    • EDUC 310 Experiential Education
    • ENSU 320 Pedagogies of Place 
    • MATH 120 Elementary Statistics 
    • MUSE 215 Engaging Audiences with Outreach and Interpretation
    • SPAN 306 Spanish Linguistics, Language and Pedagogy
    • TESO 334 Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching 
    • The English department has decided to create a new course with a pedagogical bent to hopefully be approved and then added to this list.

 

Co-Curricular Activity

Students are encouraged to suggest a co-curricular activity (in an educational setting) that is personalized to their interests. Some examples are:

  • Observing and assisting in a school classroom* – 20 hours – Supervised by classroom teacher.
    NOTE: Local school placements must be completed by Master of Arts in Teaching faculty and staff.
  • Observing and assisting in educational activities (sports, clubs, tutoring, etc.), a local community organization (Girls Inc., Amigos, or Boys and Girls clubs. etc.) – 20 hours – supervised by program directors.
    NOTE: Placements should be designed in consultation with Earlham College education faculty.
  • Coaching, or observing or assisting with coaching – 20 hours -- a local school or community organization – supervised by head coach.
    NOTE: Placements should be designed in consultation with Earlham College education faculty.

 

Culminating Experience

Students will complete a Presentation of Learning. The purpose of the Presentation of Learning would be to draw from the varied courses as well as the co-curricular practicum to synthesize and share what has been learned. This could be a presentation at a colloquium, could be a poster or presentation at an Earlham Educational Forum, etc.