Wheaton provides many opportunities for students to gain valuable experience as tutors, teachers, and researchers.  Students undertake fieldwork beginning in some introductory courses. Licensure candidates assist in nearby public school classrooms during pre-practicum experiences associated with EDUC 385, EDUC 390, and EDUC 391. In the spring of their senior years, licensure candidates take a teaching methods seminar and engage in full-time student-teaching experiences in which students assume increasing professional responsibility for teaching in a local public school (EDUC 495 and EDUC 496).

Wheaton’s Office of Social Justice & Community Impact coordinates volunteer options at a number of educational organizations, including: Head Start, Best Buds, Wheaton Tutoring Outreach Program, and the YMCA of Attleboro/Norton.  Other students work on campus at the Elisabeth Amen Nursery School. The Education Club also organizes activities and fundraisers.

Students in Professor Vicki Bartolini’s "Issues in Early Care and Education” course spent the fall 2015 semester researching toys of value and toys to avoid for the annual Toy Selection Guide published by the national advocacy group Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment. Pictured: Georgia Crane ’16, education major, and Vicki Bartolini