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Table of Contents: 2013-2014 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.1 Academic Calendar 0.2 Warren Wilson College Catalog 0.3 From the President 0.4 Accreditation and Memberships 0.5 Table of Contents 1.01 Mission, Values, Objectives, and Vision 1.02 College Profile 1.03 History 1.04 Undergraduate Admission 1.05 Financial Aid 1.06 Withdrawal and Refund Policy 1.07 Student Life 1.08 Special Facilities 1.09 Resources and Educational Opportunities 1.10 PEW Learning Center and Ellison Library 2.1 Work Program 2.2 Service Program 2.3 Academic Policies and Regulations 2.4 Baccalaureate Degree Requirements 3 Programs of Study 3.2 Undergraduate Programs of Study 3.2.01 Art 3.2.02 Biology 3.2.03 Business 3.2.04 Chemistry 3.2.05 Creative Writing 3.2.06 Education 3.2.07 English 3.2.08 Environmental Studies 3.2.09 Gender and Women's Studies 3.2.10 Global Studies 3.2.11 History and Political Science 3.2.12 Integrative Studies 3.2.13 Mathematics 3.2.14 Modern Languages 3.2.15 Music 3.2.16 Outdoor Leadership 3.2.17 Peace and Justice Studies 3.2.18 Philosophy 3.2.19 Physics 3.2.20 Psychology 3.2.21 Religious Studies 3.2.22 Social Work 3.2.23 Sociology/Anthropology 3.2.24 Sustainable Business 3.2.25 Theatre 3.2.26 Women's Studies 3.2.27 Writing 3.3 Graduate Program 3.3.1 Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing 3.4 Specialized Advising Areas 3.4.1 Pre-Law Advising 3.4.2 Pre-Medical and Pre-Allied Health Advising 3.4.3 Pre-Peace Corps, International, and Non-Governmental Service Advising 3.4.4 Pre-Veterinary Medicine Advising 4.01 Courses of Instruction 4.02 Anthropology (ANT) 4.03 Art (ART) 4.04 Biology (BIO) 4.05 Business (BA) 4.06 Chemistry (CHM) 4.07 Economics (ECO) 4.08 Education (EDU) 4.09 English (ENG) 4.10 Environmental Studies (ENS) 4.11 Gender and Women's Studies (GDS) 4.12 Global Studies (GBL) 4.13 History (HIS) 4.14 Interdepartmental (INT) 4.15 Modern Language (LAN) 4.16 Mathematics (MAT) 4.17 Music (MUS) 4.18 Outdoor Leadership (ODL) 4.19 Peace and Justice Studies (PAX) 4.20 Philosophy (PHI) 4.21 Physical Education (PED) 4.22 Physics (PHY) 4.23 Political Science (PSC) 4.24 Psychology (PSY) 4.25 Religious Studies (REL) 4.26 Science (SCI) 4.27 Social Work (SWK) 4.28 Sociology (SOC) 4.29 Theatre (THR) 4.30 Writing (WRI) 5.1 Administration and Staff 5.2 Undergraduate Faculty 5.2.1 Library Faculty and Staff 5.2.2 Staff Teachers 5.3 Graduate Faculty and Staff 6.1 Board of Trustees 6.2 Alumni Board 6.3 Endowed Scholarships 7.1 Index of Sections


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Program Overview

The Education Program focuses on introducing students to the field of education as a possible career. Students in the program may pursue a minor in education with an emphasis on early childhood and early elementary grades. Required courses in the minor provide students with a foundation in human development and learning theory as applied in educational settings. Students in the minor may also select courses outside the Education department that address their particular interests within the field of education.

The mission of the Education program is to introduce students to the field of education through an emphasis on teaching and learning as it is applied in diverse settings with diverse learners. The course work in the program provides modeling of best practices and features a strong experiential base that includes classroom observation and fieldwork experiences. The program emphasizes reflection and active learning through engaged experiences within the college classroom and in the field setting.

The goals of the Warren Wilson College Education Program are the following:

  1. To enable students to develop an understanding of human development and learning theory as applied in educational settings.
  2. To enable students to explore the field of education as a possible career.
  3. To enable students to develop an understanding of best practices with regard to teaching and learning.
  4. To provide students with the opportunity to bridge educational theory with practice through mentored field experiences in diverse educational settings.

Minor in Education

The minor in Education is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the possibility of a career related to the field of education.

Grades: Students must pass education courses with a grade of C or better to count toward fulfillment of the minor.

Requirements: Students must earn a total of 20 credit hours to fulfill the minor requirements. A minimum of 10 credit hours must be taken in the Education Department. Courses other than those listed below must be approved in order to receive credit towards the minor.

Courses Offered for the Minor in Education:

  1. EDU 199 Independent Study (1-4cr)
  2. EDU 209 Emergent Literacy for Children (4cr)
  3. EDU 221 Science Teaching Methods (2cr)
  4. EDU 235 Exploring Teaching: Elementary and Early Childhood (2cr)
  5. EDU 303 Learning with Children (4cr)
  6. EDU 305 Educational Psychology (4cr)
  7. EDU 315 Culturally Competent Educator (4cr)
  8. LAN 310 Teaching a Second Language: Approaches, Methods, Techniques (4cr)
  9. ODL 215 Initiatives for Adventure Education (4cr)
  10. ODL 315 Group Process (4cr)
  11. ODL 320 Program Planning and Design (4cr)
  12. PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology (4cr)
  13. PSY 203 Child Development (2cr)
  14. PSY 323 Learning and Conditioning (2cr)
  15. SWK 202 Skills of Helping Others (2cr)
  16. SWK 305 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I: The Life Course (4cr)
  17. SOC/GDS 211 The Family (4cr)
  18. WRI 207 Teaching Writing in Communities (4cr)
  19. Selected special topics courses