Education
Offered by the Education department.

In coursework and field experiences, education majors confront contemporary society, engage in study of race, ethnicity, and social justice, and consider how these issues impact their own lives and the lives of their students.  The intensity of discourse inside and outside the classroom and the active learning promoted by a distinguished faculty prepare future teachers’ understanding of the world and the leadership role they can play in it.  Our graduates pursue many vocations including classroom teachers, administrators, school psychologists, researchers, and professors.

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

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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

Associate Professor of Education; Department Chair

Mary Lee Griffin

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

Sally Guadagno

Visiting Instructor of Education

Judy LaConte

Visiting Instructor of Education

Marge Werner

Director, Nursery School

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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