Departmental Mission Statement

-Wheaton’s education programs prepare teacher scholars who pursue both an education major and an in-depth liberal arts major or minor. These programs prepare  students to be intellectual risk takers, creative problem solvers, and reflective practitioners. In turn, they develop the habits of mind and strategies necessary to facilitate active learning and higher-order thinking among their own students. Through college coursework and field experiences in local schools, education students learn to think deeply, communicate effectively, and provide leadership in the diverse communities in which they live and work. Our majors explore the ways in which schooling can promote equity and social justice.   In small close-knit cohorts taught by dedicated professors, Wheaton’s education students prepare for  many vocations, including classroom teachers, administrators, school psychologists, researchers, and professors.

By successfully completing requirements for the secondary, elementary or early childhood education programs, Wheaton graduates gain Massachusetts teacher licensure. The Education Department also offers a general (non-licensure) education minor.

Massachusetts Professional Standards for Teachers

These standards define the pedagogical and other professional knowledge and skills required of all Massachusetts teachers.

  1. Curriculum, Planning, and Assessment
  2. Teaching All Students
  3. Family and Community Engagement
  4. Professional Culture

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