Careers in Education Professions

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History The Grinnell Careers in Education Professions Program emerged out of a generous gift by Charles Ashby Lewis and his wife and lifetime Grinnell Trustee Penny Bender Sebring ’64. A former teacher herself, Penny has made supporting education her life’s work and passion, a...
Who Can Apply? Any first-year and second-year student in good academic standing and interested in a career in education after graduation may apply to the program. Only 3rd years who were off-campus during fall semester (2013) may apply. All other non-first or second-year...
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...
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...
Speakers Lecture Series Each year, the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions Program will sponsor well known leaders and researchers in education to speak to Grinnell students, faculty, and staff about contemporary issues in education. On February 11, 2014, at 7:30 PM in JRC...
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:...
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...
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...

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With their passion for social justice and service, Grinnell students often are drawn to careers in the field of education. With the launch of the Grinnell Careers in Education Professions program in the spring of 2014, Grinnell offers a number of exciting new ways for students...