Education - While at Whitman
- Contact a Pre-Education Advisor for any questions about anything related to education not found on the Pre-Education website, especially to connect you with Whitman and local education professionals, meet with one of these Advisors:
- 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.
- Pay attention to your professors' ways of teaching
- Think about tutoring on campus through the Academic Resource Center. (Contact: Antonia Keithahn, Academic Resources Program Coordinator)
- Apply to work as a student aide (paid positions available) at our on-campus childcare center: The Kids Place. (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Get off campus to volunteer and interact with local students and education professionals through the Student Engagement Center
- Student Engagement Center can also help you with internships or connecting with Whitman alumni in education professions, locally or elsewhere, contact the SEC at email@example.com. Seek education-related job search help and internships through programs offered through the Student Engagement Center. (Contact: Susan Prudente)
- Seek local school-based opportunities (some paid) through community programs that support college readiness and learning improvement:
- Consider summer opportunities in education-related placements:
- Practice science pedagogy in local schools with Whitman's Science Outreach. For any questions about working with local students on science-related educational experiences (e.g., tutoring, science fairs, etc.), reach out to Whitman's Science Outreach Coordinator, Heidi Chapin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Contact The Center for Writing and Speaking (COWS) for information about tutoring opportunities, especially relating to the teaching of writing, contact Professor Lydia McDermott, COWS Director at email@example.com.
- There are several courses at Whitman that directly interrogate Education, including:
- Composition 310: The Theory and Practice of Tutoring Writing;
- Philosophy 222: Education and Autonomy;
- Politics 321: Is American Higher Education in Crisis?
- Psychology 219: Educational Psychology;
- Psychology 240: Developmental Psychology;
- Psychology 310: Seminar in Adolescent Development;
- Psychology 319: Poverty and Child Development;
- Sociology 279: Sociology of Education;
- Sports Studies, Recreation & Athletics (SSRA) multiple courses in leadership, coaching, and instruction
Contact your Pre-Major or Major Advisor for how to navigate the Course Catalog to find other courses relating to Education, and how to talk to professors who teach them.