Teaching is both a science and an art. At its core, the study of education is interdisciplinary, always intertwining the mastery of content knowledge with the practice of pedagogy. The Department of Education offers innovative programs that effectively prepare students to teach in elementary and secondary schools. Programs within the Department of Education provide students with opportunities to extend their liberal arts learning through inquiry into theory, the science of human learning, and applied teaching research.
Classes are small and allow for a great deal of interaction between the professors and the candidates. In addition, candidates are provided field experiences in K-12 classrooms through their program coursework, ensuring students are well-prepared to enter the field of education.