ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Education at Goucher?
The values and goals of the Education Studies major are to produce graduates prepared and competitive in their field: well-grounded in educational foundations with an interdisciplinary perspective that has a human and ethical focus, and with a perspective that a liberal arts college has the unique ability to provide. Goucher believes these goals are best achieved in an environment that responds to students both as individuals and as members of multiple groups. Education Studies is committed to experiential learning on and off campus as well as abroad, requiring students to apply and extend what has been learned in the classroom and will support students in applying their knowledge in various ways.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
The Education Studies curriculum provides an interdisciplinary approach that prepares students to pursue careers in education. This program prepares future teachers and education professionals to think about the classroom in terms of the psychological, political, and educational needs of their students.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
For students who have a passion to study the discipline of education beyond the role of a classroom teacher, our interdisciplinary approach will help develop students who think critically, solve complex problems, and pursue social justice issues related to education. Goucher College is ideally located to be able to access internships in federal agencies and national non-profit organizations. In addition, this program has a strong connection with the Goucher Graduate Programs in Education. Students can take up to 12 graduate credits that count towards their undergraduate degree facilitating completion of the 4+1 Master of Arts in Teaching degree.
Major Program Contacts
Education Studies major: Ann Marie Longo
Secondary Education: Robin Wilson
Full-Time & Half-Time Faculty
Mary Adkins, Associate Professor of Education: special education, educational psychology
Frona Brown, Assistant Professor of Education: learning disabilities and fieldwork
Ann Marie Longo, Associate Professor of Education: reading, special education, assessment
Robin Wilson, Assistant Professor of Education: child and adolescent development, secondary education, math
Professor Emeritus or Emerita or Emeriti
Eli Velder, Professor of Education
By studying abroad, choosing three-week intensive courses led by Goucher faculty or semester programs suited to their academic plans, Goucher education studies students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study.
Goucher education studies students have participated in such study abroad programs as the Denmark International Study Program, the Multicultural Education in Costa Rica, Education in a Multicultural Israeli Society, and Township and Rural Education in Grahamstown, South Africa.
Visit the Office of Global Education for more information.
Opportunities & Internships
Internships are a very important facet of the curriculum at Goucher College. As such, the education studies faculty members consider well-structured internships to be essential to a student's education. The variety of internships that have been completed under the supervision of this department is evidence of the flexible and creative applicability of degrees in education.