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Considering a career in teaching or other educational field?
You’ll work with children early and often when pursuing a major in the education department. You can also partner with our faculty for service learning, research, and other academic projects. Take advantage of our small size and have a personalized experience!
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We offer several majors for students interested in studying education, each with their own unique opportunities for teaching certification.
In addition to these programs, we also offer a degree in educational studies if you love working with kids, but aren’t interested in earning a teaching certification.
The Education department at Alma College is committed to the preparation of knowledgeable, competent, and caring education professionals who reflect critically, serve ethically, and lead intentionally in a diverse world
A key to the education program’s success is its strong emphasis on practical experience. Beginning in the first or second year, students explore various teaching roles and develop teaching skills by working in classrooms in local schools.
The Alma College teacher education program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This accreditation certifies that our education program has provided evidence that the program adheres to CAEP’s quality standards.
$200,000 award to fund studies of learning progression-based modules in required courses
Research on humanities, natural and social sciences receive recognition at annual event
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation praised Alma College for its dedication to using data for continuous improvement.