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Skidmore College
Education Studies

Education Studies

The Education Studies Department at Skidmore College offers a major in education studies that leads to initial teaching certification in New York State for elementary grades 1–6. Skidmore College is a member in good standing of the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). The college is working toward accreditation of its educator preparation programs under the AAQEP standards with an anticipated Quality Assurance Review in fall 2021.

The education studies major is innovative and premised on a constructivist view of education with social justice as a central goal. This pre-professional program provides extensive opportunities for working with children in varied school settings. Because the department is relatively small, faculty get to know our students well, developing close relationships with them as they support student coursework and field placements. There are opportunities for working in the Early Childhood Center lab school.

Fall 2020 Events

A series of discussions with the Education Studies Department.

 
(In)Equalities in Pandemic Schooling: A Conversation about Pod Schools
Monday, Oct. 26
7 p.m.
Virtual

Led by Hope Casto, Associate Professor in Education Studies.
To register for this event, please contact Hope Casto.

 
Mental Health Wellness the Staff Room to the K-12 Classroom: A Conversation about Mental Health with a K-12 Focus
Monday, Nov. 2
7 p.m.
Virtual

Led by Dr. Laura Ficarra, Lecturer in Education Studies and Erin Hearne, EDS Major Class of 2021.

To register for this event, please contact Hope Casto.

 
Tik...Tok: Your Mental Health is Calling! A Conversation about Mental Health with a College Focus
Monday, Nov. 16
7 p.m.
Virtual

Led by Dr. Laura Ficarra, Lecturer in Education Studies and Erin Hearne, EDS Major Class of 2021.

To register for this event, please contact Hope Casto.