While at Whitman
- Meet with one of Whitman's Pre-Education Advisors (Contact: Nathan Boland [bolandne], Barbara Hoffman [hoffmabb], or Michelle Janning [janninmy]) (all Whitman emails are listed as [name] without "@whitman.edu")
- Find out about current events and opportunities on campus related to education by joining the Education Listserv (Contact: Michelle Janning, Professor of Sociology [janninmy] if you would like to be added.)
- Think about tutoring on campus through the Academic Resource Center. (Contact: Mary Claire Gegen, Academic Resources Program Coordinator [gegenm, x5213])
- Apply to work as a student aide (paid positions available) at our on-campus childcare center: The Kids Place. (Contact: info at kidsplacereggio.com).
- Practice science pedagogy in local schools with Whitman's Science Outreach. (Contact: Heidi Chapin [chapinh])
- Seek education-related job search help and internships through programs offered through the Student Engagement Center. (Contact: Susan Prudente, Outreach Coordinator [prudensk, x4429])
- Seek local school-based opportunities (some paid) through community programs that support college readiness and learning improvement:
- Consider summer opportunities in education-related placements:
Post-Graduation Teaching Opportunities
Graduate School and Careers in Education
- The Whitman College Student Engagement Center offers resources on education-related jobs and careers.
- The Whitman College Student Engagement Center also offers resources for those interested in graduate school in education.
State-by-State Certification Requirements:
Students who are interested in learning about the teaching certification requirements for a given state should Google "Teaching Credential [Enter State Here]" or follow these links:
- Washington - http://www.k12.wa.us/certification/teachermain.aspx
- Oregon - http://www.oregon.gov/tspc/Pages/index.aspx
- California - http://www.ctc.ca.gov/
- Links to All 50 States Departments of Education - http://education.uky.edu/AcadServ/content/50-states-certification-requirements
- Link to certification map with some salary information (note that some links are broken on this one) - http://certificationmap.com/
- Link to state requirements, opportunities, and average salaries - http://teach.com/
- Public, Charter and Private Schools
- Achievement First (New York and Connecticut)
- Association Montessori International/USA
- American Montessori Society
- Independent Education (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.)
- National Association of Independent Schools (multiple locations nationally)
- New Leaders for New Schools (Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, New Orleans, Maryland, Memphis, New York City, Newark, Washington D.C.)
- Teach for America (many locations nationally)
- Uncommon Schools (New Jersey and New York)
- YES Prep Public Schools (Houston)
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focused opportunities:
- Teaching Fellows: Different cities/states offer opportunities for recent college graduates to join their public school systems and gain experience while helping to raise student achievement.
- Teacher Residency Programs: This is a method of recruiting and training teachers for hard-to-fill positions. Usually the programs give teaching residents a year of "on-the-job" training, similar to a medical residency, so that they can hit the ground running when they become responsible for their own classrooms.
- Boston Teacher Residency
- California's Aspire Teacher Residency (Residency placements are available in East Palo Alto, Oakland, Los Angeles, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto.)
- Colorado's Boettcher Teacher Residency Program
- Denver Teacher Residency
- Los Angeles Urban Teacher Residency
- Seattle Teacher Residency
- Urban Teacher Center (D.C. region)
- UTRU Network: Urban Teacher Residency United (Includes links to more information about opportunities in Atlanta, Boston, Chattanooga, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukie, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Richmond, Seattle, St. Paul)
- Austrian Teaching Assistants (USTA)
- French Teaching Assistantship Program (TAPIF)
- Fulbright US Student Program (English Teaching Assistantship - ETA): Grant lengths and dates vary by country.
- JET (The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program)
- Korean Teaching Assistants (TaLK)
- Peace Corps: Peace Corps Volunteers currently work in 76 countries; approximately 43 percent of volunteers work in education.
- Princeton in Africa
- Princeton in Asia
- Princeton in Latin America
- Whitman in China: Only Whitman College alumni are eligible to apply.
- WorldTeach: Fully and partially funded programs available for year-long and semester programs in American Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, India, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Tanzania, Thailand, and South Africa.