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Teacher Education

Changing the World, One Classroom at a Time

With its values-centered orientation, strong liberal arts tradition and close student-faculty relationships, Earlham College is an ideal place for students to prepare themselves to be caring teachers and educational leaders.

  • Commencement -2016In fact, between 2003 and 2013, 26% of the College's graduates entered education as a career. No other endeavor attracts more Earlham graduates than education.

We believe that a liberal arts curriculum — including courses in the natural and social sciences, fine arts, humanities and world languages — provides the best foundation for education careers because it builds students' abilities of analysis, communication, problem-solving and creative thinking. By earning a major in a specialty, and by taking courses in other relevant fields, our students become equipped with a broad range of knowledge and skills they can apply in the classroom.

The M.A.T. admissions office and Earlham faculty work individually with students to help them plan academic programs that will prepare them for further study and personal career goals in the field of teaching.

According to HEDS data, Earlham is ranked 32nd among 1,455 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. in the percentage of graduates who go on to receive Ph.D.s or Ed.D.s in education. Recent graduates of Earlham with an interest in teacher education have pursued advanced studies at such universities as Brown, Chicago, Wisconsin, Columbia, Duke, Illinois and Indiana. Graduates are teaching at the elementary, secondary and college levels in public and private institutions in America and abroad. Others are following careers in Outward Bound, museum work, journalism, social work, library science and mission work. 

Earlham is ranked #32 nationally for the percentage of graduates who go on to receive doctorates in the field of education.

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Rebekah Dimick Eastman
Rebekah Dimick Eastman
Assistant Director of Graduate Programs in Education

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