Educational Studies Minor

Hartwick Awakening Students
At Hartwick, we believe education takes place in many different forms and isn’t limited to public school teaching.

The educational studies minor program offers different tracks. The tracks allow students interested in an alternative to public school teaching opportunities to combine course work in education with offerings in other majors.


Where a background in educational studies can take you.

The educational studies minor serves to enhance a student’s background in educational theory, history, policy, and practice. Depending on the choice of track, students with the minor may work for non-profit education foundations or organizations committed to social improvement. Field experiences in outdoor education can lead to exciting opportunities literally anywhere in the world.


 

A closer look.

The tracks for the educational studies minor include: Educational Studies (not leading to NYS Certification), Social Advocacy, and Outdoor Education. All tracks include a foundation of education courses and culminate in an intensive field experience with a track-specific partner. 

The Educational Studies Track is available to all students interested in studying educational theory, history, policy, and practice.

The Social Advocacy Track exposes students to courses in education with an emphasis in understanding soci-economic foundations of education.

The Outdoor Education Track allows students to develop an understanding of educational foundations while gaining real-world experience participating as a leader in Hartwick’s Challenge Education Program.


Beyond the basic.

Like all Hartwick students, educational studies minors learn by doing. They study in small classes and in the field with expert faculty and education professionals. They travel the world. They get ready for meaningful careers and interesting lives. They thrive.


 

Putting educational studies to work.

Educational studies minors are employed in wide variety of teaching fields, and many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate schools in the nation.


Meet the educational studies faculty.

Hartwick’s expert education faculty are focused on making sure they deliver an education worthy of students who are meant for more, students who will make an impact on the world into which they graduate.

Erin Baxter-Toal
Director of Pine Lake Environmental Campus & Challenge Education
B.S. East Stroudsburg University
Areas of expertise:
outdoor recreation management, challenge course programming, health and physical education
Elizabeth Bloom
Associate Professor and Chair of Education Department
Ed.D., Binghamton University
Areas of expertise:
sociological foundations of education; educational psychology; social studies education.
Jennifer Brislin
Coordinator of Student Teaching & Field Experience
Areas of expertise:
Certification Officer, NYS teacher certification procedures and requirements, student teaching and field placement, Public School Liaison, departmental requirements and records
Michelle L. Damiani
Assistant Professor of Education
Ph.D. Candidate, Syracuse University
Areas of expertise:
inclusive education, special education, teaching methods for diverse learners, disability studies in education, educators with disabilities, sustainable international inclusive education, teacher education
Mark Davies
Professor of Education & Director of Environmental, Sustainability & Society
Ed.D., Rutgers University
Areas of expertise:
Critical pedagogy, critical pedagogy of place, sustainability, environmental education, ecopedagogy
Johanna Mitchell
Associate Professor of Education
Ph.D., University of Utah
Areas of expertise:
History of education reform, children’s literature, history of misogyny, elementary science and mathematics methods, history and theories of psychology, political economy of 19th and 20th centuries
Meghan Sheehy
Assistant Professor of Music Education
Ph.D., The University of Southern Mississippi
Areas of expertise:
Music education
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