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Division: Social Science
Education - The academic field that is concerned with the study of teaching and learning and its practice.
Do you have a favorite teacher? Do you dream of being someone else's?
Fact 1: You learn something new every day.
Fact 2: With a degree in Education, you can teach something new to someone every day.
Fact 3: With a degree in Education, you can receive licensure to teach at various grade levels.
Why Education at SJC?
Variety: At SJC, Education programs lead to licensure in kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high school settings. If you choose to teach at the secondary level, you can concentrate in nearly all of SJC's other majors.
Licenses (Generalist level) available under the Elementary Education major:
- Early Childhood/Middle Childhood Generalist (grades K-6)
- Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science
Licenses (Specific Content) available under the Education minor:
- Early Adolescence/Young Adulthood (middle/junior high/high school)
- Language Arts
- Science (Life Sciences, Physical Sciences)
- Social Studies (Economics, Government, History)
- All level
- Fine Arts (Vocal and General Music, Instrumental and General Music, Theatre Arts)
- Health/Physical Education
- Visual Arts
Dedication to Excellence: The Education Department at SJC requires that its students (including first year students) participate in field placements. This professional field experience is structured and intensive and takes place weekly in public and private school settings, allowing students to observe classroom practices and assist teachers in class projects. Education has long been one of the most popular majors on campus, and the Education Department at SJC has an exceptionally high employment rate.
The Saint Joseph's College Education Division is pleased to report excellent pass rates on the Praxis II Content Knowledge Exams for their teacher candidates. Pass rates by area are reported below. An N/A indicates that there were no candidates in that area for that year.
|Area:||2010 - 2011||2011 - 2012||2012 - 2013|
|Elementary Education||100% (14/14)||100% (7/7)||100% (12/12)|
|Exceptional Needs||100% (4/4)||100% (2/2)||100% (5/5)|
|Language Arts||100% (1/1)||100% (4/4)||100% (2/2)|
|Mathematics||100% (3/3)||100% (5/5)||N/A|
|Music||100% (3/3)||100% (2/2)||100% (1/1)|
|Physical Education||100% (3/3)||100% (1/1)||100% (1/1)|
|Social Studies||100% (2/2)||100% (4/4)||100% (2/2)|
Hands-on Experience: All Education majors are required to student teach. Freshmen spend one day a week working in classrooms in the first semester in cooperation with the local school system, which includes 27 schools in a five-county area. Many Education majors also participate in Head Start, the Jasper County Youth Center, and SJC Academy programs for area youth. (Success Stories)
Faculty and Class Size: Our Education Department consists of faculty who each hold a master's or doctorate degree in addition to having extensive experience. Classes range in size between 15 and 20 students. (Faculty Profiles)