Students interested the Education Studies Concentration must take four full courses in a variety of liberal arts areas that explore educational foundations, issues, and pedagogical strategies. Students must also complete two experiential components—such as summer and or academic year internships, practica, or winter-term projects—that connect their pedagogical and conceptual understandings to local and off-campus educational environments. The Education Studies Concentration Committee advises students regarding course sections, internships, graduate schools, and potential employment.
Oberlin’s Career Development Center and the Bonner Center for Community-Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Research provide information about educational internship and employment opportunities in education and related fields.
Spanish in the Elementary Schools
Oberlin College students of any academic major can apply to teach in the Spanish in the Elementary Schools (SITES) program. It‘s designed for children in kindergarten through second grade who attend Oberlin‘s Eastwood Elementary School. To prepare for this work, students are required to take EDUA 301 Language Pedagogy, which includes the SITES practicum.
- EDUC/PACE 300 - Principles of Education 4 credits
- PSYC 216 - Developmental Psychology 4 credits
- EDUA 301 - Language Pedagogy: The Theory & Practice of Teaching and Learning Languages 4 credits
- RHET 401 - Teaching and Tutoring Writing Across the Disciplines 4 credits
Education Studies Faculty
- Instructor of Spanish & Language Teacher Training
- Professor of Music Education
- Director, Education Outreach Programs
- Director, Oberlin Writers in the Schools (WITS)
- Associate Professor of Philosophy
- Associate Professor of Psychology