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Teacher Preparation

Our teacher preparation programs prepare graduate students to become teachers; learning, literacy, and curriculum specialists; and museum educators, among a range of career pathways. What connects each of the programs is the orientation that a deep understanding of human development—informed by observation, experience, research, and theory—is essential to thoughtful practice with infants, children, adolescents, and their families.  Each program includes extensive supervised fieldwork under the close mentorship of a faculty advisor aimed at supporting our graduate students in developing a broad repertoire of instructional methods and strategies. We work to develop a practitioner's capacity to advocate for and with all children and families, and to see themselves as agents of social justice and change.

Teacher Preparation Programs