Department Website: http://www.sewanee.edu/Education/
Professor Wallace, Chair
Adjunct Assistant Professor Sells
Visiting Instructor Vollbrecht
Visiting Instructor Wiseman
Teachers need to be knowledgeable about their subjects, human learning and development, and the contexts, cultures and purposes of education. They also need to be advocates for student and community development who are both skilled in the use of a variety of materials and methods and leaders who can effect positive change. Our courses, internships, and special projects support these goals by engaging students in research, tutoring, assisting in computer labs, reading to children, assisting teachers with lessons, organizing conferences and meetings, and other service learning projects. We serve the Franklin, Grundy, and Marion county schools.
The Minor in Education
The minor in Education is a program for students who are interested in pursuing careers as pre-K through 12 teachers, school and guidance counselors and administrators. The minor does not lead to a teaching license, rather is excellent preparation for post-baccalaureate and graduate programs. It is also an organized course of study for students interested in art, museum, community and environmental education, training in business and higher education.
Sewanee and Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University have formalized an agreement that allows students who carefully plan their coursework at Sewanee to complete M.Ed. degrees and teaching licensure requirements in secondary, elementary, special education, and additional fields in as little as three semesters. A trip to Peabody each fall helps familiarize students with opportunities for graduate studies in education.
The minor in education entails five full courses (20 hours).
Course Requirements: Two courses are required: Education 161: Introduction to Educational Psychology (four hours) and Education 341: Methods and Materials of Teaching (four hours).
Three elective courses (twelve hours) are also required. With advance approval by the Chair of Education, one course may be taken at another college or university.
Admission to the Minor
Students may apply for admission to the minor from the third through the middle of the eighth semester at Sewanee. The minor declaration form is available in the education and registrar’s offices. Students should contact the education program chair early in their academic careers so the program best suited to each student’s goals may be planned.