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.