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: