Class of 2014 first to graduate with new education title
Last spring, members of the Class of 2014 received their hard-earned degrees as students do every year, but with one major change. Thirteen graduates who earlier in the year had been education minors were able to leave Wheaton with an education major to their name.
Approved at an April faculty meeting, the program change didn’t come with new coursework or additional requirements, but rather recognized the serious effort required to complete the course of study.
“We’ve been playing with this idea for years, but what really decided it for us was when we met with our psychology colleagues and they strongly urged us to do it for a number of reasons, including long-term growth of the department and faculty/student perceptions,” said Professor Mary Lee Griffin, chair of the Education Department. [Read more...]