Education

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Type of Degree: Major

Our Education Program is focused on building great teachers through a student-centered, hands-on approach to learning. Get ready to impact the lives of your students by being empowered through your own education experience. Students build their knowledge about teaching and learning by focusing on theory, practice and reflection. 

You’ll start earlier and spend more time (seven out of eight semesters) observing and teaching in real classrooms than students in other college programs. Heidelberg education majors have over 160 hours in a classroom before they start student-teaching. Field experiences are set up to expose you to a variety of populations, grade levels, and teaching styles. Getting into a real classroom early not only makes sure you enjoy teaching, but allows you to feel confident and prepared for your senior year student-teaching experience.

Opportunities

Partners in Academic Coaching for Excellence (PACE)

Our PACE mentorship program allows you to can become a tutor to youth on probation. Through a partnership with the Seneca County Juvenile Court, Heidelberg students can become academic coaches with local children, ages 12-18, as a condition of their probation. You’ll help them with their homework and literacy skills while being a positive advocate for the importance of education.

Education Summit

Heidelberg’s annual Education Summit brings education leaders to campus for a day of engagement and empowerment. The goal of the summit is to help you recognize that you can shape your own teaching practices within the over tested and regulated teaching profession.

Getting in the Classroom

You'll have over 160 hours in a classroom before you start student-teaching. During these experiences you’ll plan and teach lessons under the guidance of a mentor or teacher in real classroom conditions to develop your knowledge, skills, and dispositions in preparation for student teaching. Our field experiences are set up to show you a variety of populations, grade levels, and teaching styles. Early exposure not only makes sure you enjoy teaching, but it allows you to feel confident and prepared for your student-teaching experience.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 

Licensure Options

  • Early Childhood (PreK – Grade 3)
  • Middle Childhood (Grades 4 – 9)
  • Adolescent to Young Adult (Grades 7 – 12)
  • Intervention Specialist (K – 12)
  • Multi-Age Music (Prek – 12)

Accreditation

Heidelberg University’s Education Department is fully accredited from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the organization responsible for professional accreditation of teacher education. This accreditation is evidence that Heidelberg's programs prepare quality teachers that possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and dispositions to positively affect the learning and development of diverse students.

Courses

Below is a sampling of courses offered in the School of Education. For more information, see the major requirements.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Vital Connections Growth and Development Family Systems and Social Issues Communication and Collaborative Partnerships
Educational Technology Foundations of Reading Reading to Learn in Content Area Curriculum and Organization of Schools
General Psychology Diversity in Today's Schools Prescriptive Assessment and Diagnosis Student Teaching

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission@heidelberg.edu or 419-448-2330.

 

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