Education
Offered by the Education department.

Teachers educate, inspire, and change lives. It takes someone special—compassionate, creative, resourceful—to join this meaningful profession. At Wheaton you will learn how students learn, develop teaching and classroom management strategies, and hone your assessment and communication skills. As a student-teacher, you will create activities and lesson plans—you’ll take some risks and learn lessons of your own. A running thread throughout our program: contemporary issues, like social justice, race, class, and ethnicity. Beyond gaining licensure to teach in Massachusetts—at the early childhood, elementary, or secondary level—our graduates also pursue careers as paraeducators, course designers, school psychologists, educational technologists, administrators, and researchers.

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Faculty

Vicki L. Bartolini

Professor of Education

Larry Carpenter

Visiting Instructor of Education

Sara Donaldson

Assistant Professor of Education

Linda Eisenmann

Professor of Education, Professor of History

Scott Gelber

Professor of Education; Department Chair

Mary Lee Griffin

Professor of Education; Co-Founder, Wheaton Contemplative Studies Initiative (CSI)

Sally Guadagno

Visiting Instructor of Education

Angie Zapustas

Visiting Instructor of Education

Internships

Tyler Setterlund

2020, History, Secondary Education

Dan Golden Fellowship

Cape Cod National Seashore, Eastham, MA

This internship allowed me to combine my interests in history and nature and conservation into one valuable opportunity and made me realize I can pursue both interests in one professional field, such as with the National Parks Service.

Mikayla Pucci

2021, Mathematics, Secondary Education

Molly Shepard '68 and Peter Dean S'68 Leader's Scholar Internship

Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton, MA

This internship opened my eyes to all of the work and collaboration that goes into being a successful teacher, and confirmed my career goal to teach high school math. The knowledge I gained developing curriculum will be a huge asset as I begin student teaching.

Amber Proteau

2020, Elementary Education, Psychology

Kristen Shea Bettencourt '89 Wheaton Fund Internship

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, Burlington/Bolton, VT

This experience has been an amazing opportunity, as I have been able to work with people of all ages with a range of disabilities. I have now decided to focus my career on special education.

Carly Patterson

2021, Hispanic Studies, Secondary Education

Smiley Family Endowed Career Exploration Fund

Caluma High School, Caluma, Ecuador

After having the opportunity to teach English in Ecuador, I am reassured that my purpose in life is to be an educator—to provide a foundation for intelligent, curious and open-minded future generations.

Lauren Hunt

2020, Early Childhood Education, Psychology

Davis International Fellowship

International Medical Aid, Mombasa, Kenya

I saw firsthand how feeling and showing compassion for another individual has an astounding effect on life for both people.

Amy Glover

2021, American History, Secondary Education

Davis International Fellowship

Kenyan Scholar-Athlete Project, Thika, Kenya

I learned that I have a passion for international education.

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