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.
- 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 Todd Crites, Grinnell-Newburg High School, Grinnell
- Anne Ross, her cooperating teacher is Kent Kastendick, Grinnell-Newburg High School, Grinnell