To the Prospective Student:
You may be wondering what kind of college is the best place for you to learn about education and teaching. You may be asking whether there is an advantage in preparing yourself to teach by attending and graduating from a liberal arts college such as Denison. From our point of view, the advantage of the liberal arts as preparation for teaching is simply this: you will have a good, solid, general background and a well-developed foundation in education.
Our Educational Studies major is for students who wish to prepare for a career in education in elementary or secondary schools, or in the broader community. This curriculum introduces students to learning theory and the social foundations of education, and it allows for internships in the field. This curriculum fits well into one's broader liberal arts education, and provides time to complete a major in another field of study, for example, in the discipline one intends to teach. The Educational Studies major does not lead directly to teacher licensure, however; faculty and staff in the Department of Education assist students in creating individually designed plans for obtaining licensure after graduation through a range of programs beyond Denison.
Preparing yourself in education at Denison does not limit you to just one sort of job or career. Our graduates report to us that they have found their education background useful in whatever they have chosen to do in their lives.
If you have any questions, we would be happy to talk to you.
You may contact Dr. Karen Graves (740.587.6680 or email@example.com) or Dr. Lyn Robertson (740.587.6681 or firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss the curriculum or other questions you have about the study of education at Denison. There are many exciting new opportunities that we are happy to share with you.