School of Education

The School of Education supports the mission of the College by providing high quality educational experiences in a liberal arts environment.  The school is composed of the departments of Education; Art, Music and Language Education; and Kinesiology. Majors or certifications are offered in each of the areas. Preparation for secondary education certification is also provided for students who major in Mathematics, History (Social Studies), English (Language Arts), Biology (General Science), Art, and Music. Rooted in theory and applied in practice, these professional academic areas are designed to prepare students for graduate study or effective career paths.

The School of Education is composed of the Stillman Teacher Education Program (STEP). The major function of the School is the preparation of individuals committed to excellence and to becoming competent teachers. The mandate is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, dispositions, curriculum, technology, methods of teaching, assessing and evaluating, field experiences, and personal guidance to foster student interest and ability in educational settings.  The primary focus of the school is to prepare teacher candidates to teach in elementary and/or secondary schools.  This focus is aligned with the College’s mission to render quality leadership and service to society.