Helping Future Teachers Thrive
A well-rounded curriculum, career-focused advising and a wealth of classroom experience opportunities give education studies students a distinct advantage.
Erin Rielly ’15 Named Education Studies Department’s 2015 Outstanding Graduate
Rielly, whose GPA earned her honors status for seven consecutive semesters, helped the Education Studies Department bring Camp Shriver to Stonehill in 2013.
Students earn Excellence in Education Award
At the recent Scholars Celebration at Stonehill College, Jessica Ford ’14, Gina Sheehan ’14 and Christine Talbot ’14 received the Walter A. Devine Excellence in Education Award in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement.
Camp Shriver Comes to Stonehill College
Based on the model developed by the Center for Social Development and Education at UMass Boston, Camp Shriver at Stonehill College will continue the tradition of being a fully inclusive sports day camp for children with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.
"I've been placed in different suburban schools and urban schools. You get a really broad range of what it's like to be a teacher and what it's like to deal with students who come from different backgrounds."
- Katherine Womboldt '12, an Early Education + Psychology double major
In keeping with the demands of teacher preparation in the 21st century, the Education Studies program involves a marriage between pedagogical theory and liberal arts/science content. Literacy, numeracy, social studies, science and fine arts make up the content of the PK-12 school curriculum.
The ultimate goal is to enhance the total development of the individual while producing graduates who aspire to excellence for themselves, their peers, schools, communities and the education profession.
A major in a liberal arts or science and completion of the Cornerstone Program enable Stonehill College Education students to acquire the requisite content knowledge necessary to become exemplary classroom teachers.
Education coursework, coupled with pre-practicum and practicum experiences, are designed to complement this content knowledge. Such experiences encourage students to develop a deep understanding of the application of pedagogical knowledge and how it can be applied in a variety of classroom, school and community settings.
Theory & Practice in a Program Crafted to Fit Your Goals
Through opportunities to observe, assist and work directly with students in designing and implementing content-specific instruction, Stonehill Education students become reflective practitioners who apply educational theory to classroom instructional practice.
Together, Education faculty, staff and students seek to:
- Make education more responsive to the evolving needs of society by investigating the complexity of culture, language and learning differences in today’s public, private and parochial classrooms
- Meet the learning needs of all students through the application of developmental and pedagogical theory to classroom practice
- Design instruction to ensure that all students experience success
- Create classroom materials that capitalize on student involvement and use multiple ways of knowing and expressing knowledge
- Use technology as a critical component of the curriculum, aiding both teaching and learning
Commitment to Excellence & the Greater Good
The Department of Education Studies is committed to principles of personal development, democracy, inclusion and the creation of a just and compassionate world. Together, we explore developmentally appropriate practice, methodology and technology while retaining a constant emphasis on education for civic engagement, self-awareness and humanism.