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.
Rural K-12 schools face the same challenges — but with fewer resources — as urban schools.
New program helps students think about the longterm possibilities of teaching and commit to a teaching career.
Students assess alternative teacher programs: Teach for All and Teach for America.
First-year students explore the possibilities and limits of consumer-based citizenship.
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 guides you through a series of courses that culminate in a semester of student teaching. Course work, independent study, and Mentored Advanced Projects also provide opportunities for students to explore career options such as education policy, research, or school administration.