Greetings Prospective Education Students!
What do we mean when we claim that we are “preparing educators as leaders for 21st century schools”?
At Marietta College, our goal is to prepare you to be that teacher everyone looks to as a leader on your teaching team, in your building and in your school district. We provide you with the coursework to be an expert in the content you will be teaching and to possess the skills to teach effectively at the grade levels where you hope to work. Integrated into your courses, you will be exposed to best practices in how to teach all students. Your education classes will also expose you to cutting edge teaching strategies and technology that will prepare you to meet the ever-evolving challenges of a 21st century classroom. Most importantly, you will engage in multiple experiences working with real students in real classrooms. Our emphasis on what we term “clinical practice” begins during your first year at Marietta and continues throughout your program as you grow in developing and refining your teaching knowledge and skills. From your initial field experience during your first year to your full time internship experience, you will have multiple opportunities to practice your teaching skills under the guidance of college faculty and classroom teacher mentors.
During your final year of the program, you will participate in a full year pre-intern to internship clinical experience with an assigned mentor teacher in your content and grade level area. This capstone experience will prepare you to be ready to enter the profession as a beginning teacher who is prepared to make a contribution to teaching and enriching the lives of students.
If you would like to have the opportunity to speak with education faculty, visit education classes, or meet current teacher education students, please arrange to visit the Marietta College campus. Your admissions counselor will make sure that you are able to take advantage of any or all of these options. Click here to contact an admissions counselor and arrange a visit: http://w3.marietta.edu/Admission/
We welcome your inquiries about our teacher education program. Please browse our website contact me with your question.
Dr. Dorothy Erb, Chair of Teacher Education: email@example.com
Becoming a Teacher at Marietta College
At Marietta College, there are a variety of choices for teaching license areas.
A major in early childhood education enables you to qualify for an Ohio early childhood teaching license, which covers all subject areas in preschool through grade three. Additionally, you complete courses and field experience to be qualified for the grade four and five endorsement, which enables you to teach all subjects at these grade levels. Throughout the program, you complete methods courses in all subject areas and a 16 hour core of classes designed to prepare you to teach reading.
Teacher Leader Certificate
Developed collaboratively by the McDonough Leadership Program
Traditionally the idea of leadership in a school setting has been associated with the school administrative team, headed by the principal. The majority of Educational Leadership programs in the United States are training grounds for future administrators. Beginning in the 1990s, a new field of study has emerged - "teacher leadership." Practitioners and scholars alike now realize that in order for positive change to occur in schools, teachers need to be empowered as leaders. "Teacher leaders" do not need to leave the classroom in order to serve their students, colleagues, and schools in a leadership capacity.
To find out more visit: http://webapps.marietta.edu/~lead/?q=Teacher%20Leadership%20Certificate