Chaise LaDousa has conducted field research in North India studying languages and the role they play in education and India’s rapidly changing political economy.
You will tailor your own education coursework with the support of faculty, and your studies will be fully integrated with Hamilton's innovative liberal arts curriculum. Local schools will become your classroom because you will put in at least 75 hours of fieldwork there.
About the Minor
One of the most revealing indicators of a college’s educational quality is the number of educators it produces: It's no coincidence that education consistently ranks as one of the top fields in which Hamilton graduates begin their careers. Many teach in private schools or work in volunteer teaching corps; others advance to graduate study in education.
The education minor designation provides an opportunity for us to specialize in another field, too, far better than my friends who went to teaching schools. Ultimately, I feel far more prepared to meet my goal of a career in education rather than simply a career in a classroom.
Carter Dorsett — public policy major, education studies minor
A member of Hamilton’s Education Studies Program Committee will help each education minor determine a course of study that fits his or her interests. When they’re in the field, students will observe teachers, tutor and coach, study with administrators and policymakers, plan enrichment programs, work in resource rooms and more.
Careers After Hamilton
- Teacher, Temple Israel Hebrew School
- School Social Worker, Bloomfield School District
- President/CEO, Planned Parenthood
- Learning Disabilities Teacher, Lincoln-Sudbury High School
Methods of Tutoring English to Speakers of Other Languages 201F
Prepares students to perform as ESOL tutors by providing discussion of the practical approaches, methods and techniques tutors use in classroom settings. Using a communicative curricula that emphasizes function over form, this course addresses language teaching methods, interactive strategies for integrated learning for non-native speakers or English language learners and limited English proficient students. Discussion of the concept of culture helps tutors recognize the influence of culture on patterns of thinking and behaving, and language acquisition.View All Courses
Technology in Education: Issues and Opportunities 250
What is the difference between learning from technology and learning with technology? This course explores the role of technology in learning and critically analyzes the cognitive, social, political, and logistical aspects of education technology in the K-12 public school setting. Students will research and develop a learning model incorporating technology in a proposal for a specific grade range in a public school system of the future. Hands-on experiences critically assessing technology in constructivist based learning are required. Oral Presentations.View All Courses
Education Practicum 370S
Applied field experience in a K-12 functional area, including classroom instruction, guidance counseling or school administration. Mentored activities with education professionals. Semester-long placements directed toward analysis and evaluation of educational theories in practice. Oral Presentations.View All Courses
Connections and Careers
Because Hamiltonians Teach Our Children: Jesica Lindor ’12
Research and Discovery
Shiebler ’21, Burson Work on New Approach to Intro. Physics
While COVID-19 may have changed the way we work, socialize, and learn, problem solvers like Patricia Shiebler ’21 have tapped their creativity to make the most out of the challenging “new normal” created by the pandemic.
Connections and Careers
Taking a Path to Higher Ed Leadership
Ty Kunzman ’20 plans to celebrate his Hamilton graduation by heading right back to school. In June he’ll begin work on his Master of Education in Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Development.