What Sets Our School of Education Apart?
Fieldwork From the Start
Education at Arcadia is unlike anywhere else. Our students get valuable experience in classrooms from the start of their programs by tutoring, facilitating and teaching full classes. Our goal: Give students a step up on gaining 10,000 hours of teaching practice, a benchmark in the profession that leads to expertise.
Shannon Goerke, B.A. candidate, Elementary Education, describes her early fieldwork experience.
Professors Who Connect and Care Beyond the Classroom
School of Education faculty make students central to their work. What does this mean for you? Advising that bears in mind your personal circumstances and challenges. Frequent opportunities to talk to faculty about your courses, professional growth, and life. Faculty who get to know the person behind the student.
Melissa Greenwald, B.A. candidate, Elementary Education, talks about faculty who have influenced her work.
Faculty Who Model Best Practices in Teaching
Our faculty model best practices in teaching by using these methods in their own classrooms. With this approach, our students learn meaningful teaching practices through their in-class experience in courses.
Sylvannya Walters, Ed.D. candidate, Educational Leadership, describes her connection to Dr. Peggy Hickman, Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership.
Students Who Are Held to a Higher Standard
Our students are challenged to think creatively and critically about all facets of education, from how to truly engage and motivate students to how to successfully develop innovative curricula and lead schools.
Doctoral student Jodi Roseman, Ed.D. candidate, Educational Leadership, describes her experiences in the educational leadership doctoral program.
Hands-On Experience You Can Use in Your Classroom
Our faculty keep up with the latest research and incorporate those techniques into their classrooms, giving students approaches they can immediately implement on the job.