Matthew Broda, Chair
Alison Schmidt (on leave 2016-2017)
The Department of Education offers a teacher preparation program that leads to an Ohio, initial, four-year Resident Educator teaching license. Education is not a major at Wooster. Instead, students simultaneously pursue an academic major in a department or program while completing all of the coursework required for the Ohio teaching license.
The Department of Education provides opportunities for its teacher candidates to learn and teach within a liberal arts environment that values independence, leadership, inquiry, and tradition. The teacher education program prepares reflective and competent educators for work in classrooms, schools, and a variety of educational communities.
The Department recognizes that this preparation is provided in collaboration with all academic programs at Wooster. Throughout the teacher preparation program, students are immersed in hands-on, one-on-one experiences with classroom teachers, college faculty, and P-12 students. The Department emphasizes the importance of effective writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills and strives to encourage its graduates to become educational leaders in a complex and global society.