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Education Integrated Pathway

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Overview

Educators need the ability to understand development and the learning process, connect with their students, and think critically about classrooms and institutions. The Education Integrated Pathway will support students in threading all of these elements together, connecting coursework with practical experience. Through a variety of courses and a practicum, students will explore issues in teaching and learning from historical, political, philosophical, and practical perspectives. Students can individualize the experience to fit their specific interests in teaching and learning while participating in the common experience of exploring educational issues critically.

Faculty

Rebekah Dimick Eastman
Director of Graduate Programs in Education

Cammi Fulvi
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs in Education

Vince Punzo
Professor of Psychology

Randy Wisehart
Emeritus Faculty of Graduate Programs in Education
Plan of Study

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.

Earlham College, an independent, residential college, aspires to provide the highest-quality undergraduate education in the liberal arts, including the sciences, shaped by the distinctive perspectives of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

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