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Capital's education program has a long and celebrated history of preparing teachers who change lives.
Here, you’ll acquire the knowledge, refine the character and practice the skills you'll need to help students develop to their full potential.
Majors in Education:
Capital's liberal arts tradition and General Education goals are central to our education program. This curriculum creates a broad context for learning; enhances your analytical, critical-thinking, problem-solving and communication skills necessary for success; expands your knowledge and instills a thirst for lifelong learning; and refines your value systems and ethical standards to guide your decision making — in your profession and in life.As you focus exclusively on your major, you’ll be taught by highly experienced and engaged education professors. You'll blend rich classroom theory with relevant and challenging field experiences as early as your sophomore year — either here or abroad through our Intercultural Student Teaching Program. Explore the program and course descriptions in our online course bulletin.
High-Impact Practices: Student-Teaching and Field Experiences
Capital’s teacher education program features a host of on-campus classes and clinical experiences, as well as observations and field-based experiences in schools. Field-based experiences are completed in a variety of different cultural settings and at different grade levels. Because of our location in the thriving capital city of Columbus, there are a number of urban, suburban and rural school districts, as well as national and state agencies, within a short distance of Capital.The professional education program begins your first year. As early as the sophomore year, education students have opportunities to experience working with learners in diverse school and community settings during which they observe and participate in instructional responsibilities.
That's why our teacher education program is competitive — so our graduates are prepared to meet the challenge of evolving classroom. To earn an education degree from Capital, you must apply and get accepted to the teacher education program; apply and get accepted to student teach; and graduate and pass the licensure exam in your chosen area(s).
Reagan Stone is an education major who decided to
take a different approach to the student teaching experience. Unlike many of
her peers, who will student teach in Ohio, Reagan is venturing farther away
from home to a place where the culture is vastly different. She will spend the
entire 16 weeks student teaching in the Navajo Nation at a school in the Four
Corners Region of northeastern Arizona. ...
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