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History Grinnell Careers in Education Professions emerged out of a generous gift by Charles “Chuck” Ashby Lewis and his wife and lifetime Grinnell Trustee Penny Sebring ’64. A former teacher herself, Penny Sebring has made supporting education her life’s work and passion, a...
Who Can Apply? Any first-year or second-year student in good academic standing and interested in a career in education after graduation may apply to the program. Third year students wishing to apply may speak with Ashley and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. How Do I...
One of the wonderful things about education is the wealth of career options within the field. While teaching is probably the most well known education-related career path, the modern world has increased exponentially the number and breadth of jobs in the field. Also, there is a...
Speakers We bring a number of incredible speakers to campus every semester. Most recently, Ed Pros members have been lucky to hear from Emily Miller, from Eyes Open Iowa, about the importance of comprehensive sex education; and Wes Moore, author of The Other Wes Moore and The...
Jasmine Gerritsen Jasmine is a second year Posse student from Los Angeles majoring in English and is currently undergoing the education licensure tract. Along with teaching Kickboxing, she is a part of the local foods coop which promotes sustainable and locally grown foods, has...
Advising and Career Planning Ashley Schaefer, the Lawrence S. Pidgeon Director of Grinnell Careers in Education Professions, provides advising and career planning services to all current and former Grinnell students interested in careers in education. Advising services include...
This program could not exist without the generous support of Grinnell alumni, friends of the college, and the Grinnell-Newburg community. If you are interested in supporting the Careers in Education Professions program, a number of ways to get involved are listed below. If any...

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As the highlight of Graduate & Professional School (GPS) Week, the Grinnell College Center for Careers, Life, and Service and the Careers in Education Professions Program are co-hosting the 2014 Graduate & Professional School Fair on Thursday, October 2, from 4:30 to 8:...
Wes Moore, a New York Times bestselling author, Army combat veteran, youth advocate and CEO of BridgeEDU, will speak at Grinnell College on Monday, Feb. 29. His speech, titled “Wes Moore: Creating a Life that Matters,” will explore why work filled with meaning and purpose can...
Jonathan Kozol, a nationally recognized expert on education and New York Times bestselling author, will deliver a lecture at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in Herrick Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public. Kozol has devoted most of his life to the challenge of providing...
As of December 10, 2013, Grinnell College is proud to introduce the first 35 members of the new Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program. The program, made possible by a generous gift by Charles A. Lewis and Penny Sebring ’64, is intended to encourage bright students...
Middle and high school students can learn salsa dancing, international cooking, storytelling, political campaigning, spear throwing and more at the first Ignite Institute on Saturday, March 5, at Grinnell College. The College will launch the Ignite Institute with a day of free,...
Grinnell College is hosting Iowa’s first-ever Rural Education Summit Friday and Saturday, April 4-5, 2014. Nearly 100 K-12 educators, leaders in the field of rural education, and education majors from Grinnell and other colleges will gather to discuss issues facing rural school...
From Feb. 3-6, Grinnell College's Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights will sponsor a free, public symposium. "Chicago: Urban Issues and Social Justice in the Windy City" will feature speakers and panelists from across the country, and...

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Grinnell Careers in Education Professions provides students with professional development resources to prepare for a career in the field of education. The program helps students find their niche in the broad and diverse and world of education. Education Professions offers a...