While at Whitman

  • Meet with one of Whitman's Pre-Education Advisors (Contact: 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: Antonia Keithahn, Academic Resources Program Coordinator [keithaam, x5213])
  • Apply to work as a student aide (paid positions available) at our on-campus childcare center: The Kids Place. (Contact: kidsplacereggio@gmail.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:
    • WISE Program (Contact: Sonja Aikens [aikenssl])
    • Walla Walla High School AVID Tutors (Advancement via Individual Determination) (Contact: SWeber at wwps.org, 526-8621)
    • Academic Lab (Contact: bkitamura at wwps.org)
    • WSU Gear Up (Contact: fsalinas at earlyoutreach.wsu.edu)

Post-Graduation Teaching Opportunities

Graduate School and Careers 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:

Official Sites

Third-party sites

  • Curated Information for all 50 States - http://www.teacher.org - including...
    • Detailed information on what it takes to become a certified teacher 
    • Career information and profiles for jobs within the field of education - including salary and job outlook 
    • State by state certification/licensing information 
    • State by state teacher shortage information 
    • Expert advice via interviews 
    • Information written by experienced and certified teachers, administrators, and teaching professionals
  • Link to state requirements, opportunities, and average salaries - http://teach.com/

National Opportunities