Education - While at Whitman
There are so many ways to explore your interest in 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 Erin Pahlke, Education Advisor and Associate Professor of Psychology [email: firstname.lastname@example.org], 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)
- 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.
- Become a Student Career Advisor to assist other Whitman students with resumes, cover letters, job applications, etc.
- Get involved with Whitman's Premier Outdoor Program and apply for one of the instructor/leader positions.
- Apply to work as a student aide at our on-campus childcare center: The Kids Place.
- Get off campus to volunteer and interact with local students and education professionals through the Career and Community Engagement Center
- Career and Community Engagement Center can also help you with internships or connecting with Whitman alumni in education professions, locally or elsewhere, contact the CCEC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Seek education-related job search help and internships through programs offered through Handshake. (Or contact: Abby Juhasz)
- Seek local school-based opportunities (some paid) through community programs that support college readiness and learning improvement:
- Walla Walla High School AVID Tutors (Advancement via Individual Determination) (Contact: email@example.com, 526-8621)
- Academic Lab - an academic resource center at Walla Walla High School (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WSU GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) at Walla Walla High School (Contact: email@example.com)
- Consider summer opportunities in education-related placements:
- Campfire (Walla Walla)
- YMCA (Walla Walla)
- YWCA (Walla Walla)
- Breakthrough Collaborative (multiple locations nationally)
- Apply for NOAA's Hollings Scholarship for academic assistance and a 10-week summer internship available to sophomores majoring in STEM and interested in Education.
- Take one of these 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.