Preparing for tomorrow’s classrooms
Education students experience hands-on-learning based on emergent curriculum
Each class member in the Children's and Adolescent Literature class writes a book. At the end of the course we celebrate with an open house for the whole campus.
Conflict transformation is one of several unique certifications offered by our program
In February 2013, the Teacher Education Department hosted the NCATE Board of Examiners Team for national accreditation. Additionally, The Teacher Education faculty presented at the 2012 Mennonite Schools Council conference on the topic of 'Assessing Teacher Practice.'
Think back to the one teacher throughout all your school years who inspired you the most. Now you have the chance to be that person for others with Goshen College’s Education Department. GC prepares their teachers to be lifelong learners who put their faith into action in all aspects of teaching and learning. All teacher education courses focus on:
- Teaching diverse student populations, including those with special needs
- Principles of peacemaking inside and outside of the classroom, including conflict resolution skills
- Integrating content within and across the disciplines and within students’ lives.
Every methods course in the Education Department has a field placement, so you’ll get into the schools during your first year of study. Get trained in conflict transformation, environmental education and teaching English language learners. Goshen’s Education Department also offers dual degrees in K-6 education/special education or in K-6 education/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
- Elementary Education
- The Elementary Education major provides candidates with content and field experiences working in diverse classrooms. With a focus on the art of teaching, methodology, and field experiences in diverse settings, candidates are well prepared to be successful in kindergarten through 6th grade students.
- Secondary Education
- The Secondary Education certification provides candidates with the knowledge and skills in diverse classrooms to teach their preferred content area. With a focus on the art of teaching, methodology and field experiences in diverse settings, candidates are well prepared to be successful in the middle school or high school setting.
- K-12 Education
- The K-12 Education degree provides candidates with content knowledge and field experience in diverse classrooms in the content area of Music, Art, PE/Health, or TESOL. With a focus on the art of teaching, candidates are prepared to teach successfully in kindergarten through high school settings.
- Special Education
- The Exceptional Learners—Mild Disabilities degree is offered in conjunction with Elementary Education. In addition to the Elementary content, candidates obtain content and methodology to work with students with exceptional needs. This dual certification can be completed in a 4-year plan of study.
- English Language Learners (TESOL)
- Transition to Teaching