Education

Opportunity

Education internships Students interested in education can participate in school-based internships or internships that introduce one to the policy/administrative aspects of education. In recent years, students have conducted internships in curricular reform, after-school...
Please see the Practitioner Education Program page for more information.
The Student Educational Policy Committee, or SEPC, is a student-faculty liaison group which provides faculty with student input on professors, candidates, curriculum, and other departmental issues. It also organizes social events within the department.
Goals of Student Teaching Student teaching is the culminating experience in a student’s preparation to become a teacher. However, we expect that our program graduates will never finish developing and growing as teachers, so it is also a beginning. The purpose of student teaching...
Teaching If you are interested in teaching at the college level, for the Peace Corps, Grinnell Corps, Teach For America or in areas such as environmental education, you could prepare yourself by taking a methods course in your discipline. The methods courses are theory based...

External News

  Link:  Teacher Certification and Options in Different States  
  Link:  Teacher Certification and Options in Different States  

News Item

Grinnell is known for graduating students with a strong sense of social justice—in fact, one part of the mission of Grinnell is to graduate women and men who “work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” Three Grinnell alumni, all focusing on public...
“Even though I am African-American,” says Zac Ellington ’10, “I don’t think I truly understood the benefits and importance of diversity — not just racial, but socioeconomic, geographic, and experiential — until arriving on Grinnell’s campus with my Posse.” Posse Scholars are...
For many young graduates, teaching is a launching pad to successful jobs in policy, social services, and business. But too many people are ignoring teaching’s potential as a career in itself, says Ashley Schaefer, the College’s Lawrence S. Pigeon Director of Careers in Education...
Harley Chang, his cooperating teachers are Erika Wieh, Na Pan and Brandon Jensen, Valley West High School, Des Moines Rachael Pederson, her cooperating teacher is Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Settlement High School, Tama Wes Phipps, his cooperating teachers are Liz Hansen and...
Harley Chang, his cooperating teachers are Erika Wieh, Na Pan and Brandon Jensen, Valley West High School, Des Moines Rachael Pederson, her cooperating teacher is Leah Slick-Driscoll, Meskwaki Settlement High School, Tama Wes Phipps, his cooperating teachers are Liz Hansen and...
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...
“Since its inception in 1990, Teach for America (TFA) has been a lighting rod for both praise and criticism,” says Deborah Michaels, education. “On the one hand, TFA places college graduates from top academic institutions into high-need schools in poor urban and rural...
First-year students in The Ethical Shopper—a tutorial taught by Cori Jakubiak, education—are spending a semester exploring the possibilities and limits of consumer-based citizenship.  Jakubiak says, “we are continually encouraged to practice our politics in the shops: to resist...

News Release

Free program of courses for pre-K to 8th-grade students Grinnell College will launch the Ignite Program on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a day of free classes taught by Grinnell College student teachers. The program is open to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade, and...

Group Info

Through the licensure program in the Education Department, students interested in teaching can earn a license for grades 5-12 in English, the social sciences, the natural sciences, math, and world languages. Students can also earn an endorsement in ESOL teaching. The program...
Through the licensure program in the Education Department, students interested in teaching can earn a license for grades 5-12 in English, the social sciences, the natural sciences, math, and world languages. Students can also earn an endorsement in ESOL teaching. The program...
Student majors within the program elect a Student Educational Policy Committee (SEPC) every year that assists in the faculty hiring and review process and in planning extracurricular activities, such as visiting lecturers and student colloquia. 2012-13 Members Lilianna Bagnoli '...
The Teacher Advisory Committee of local educators meets biannually and reports to the state of Iowa. It enhances the Grinnell College Education Program's communication and cooperation with area schools to provide an excellent pre-service teaching education for Grinnell students...
The Teacher Education Committee recommends to the Executive Council, consults with the departments concerned, and assists the chair of the department of education  regarding the policies, programs, and standards of admission for programs that lead to public school teaching...