Department News

Maymester Unit Aims to Ease Education Students' Transition

Jon CannellJon Cannell, an English major with a secondary education concentration, created a unit for Maymester that helped ninth-grade students at Albion High School explore how assumptions and perceptions can create beliefs that shape realities.

Maymester, supported by Albion College’s Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development and underwritten by a grant from the State Farm Insurance Companies Foundation, is a unique program developed jointly by College education faculty and administrators, education students, and Albion Public School teachers.

Education Department Receives National Excellence Award

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Albion College's Education Department was recently recognized as a Model of Excellence by the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE). Albion was cited as the 2012 Liberal Arts College division winner.

Hilo to Honolulu: First-Year Students Study Hawaiian Culture, Education

First-Year Seminar students in Hawaii, January 2013

January isn't so cold for several Albion College students who took education professor Suellyn Henke's first-year seminar "Mauka and Makai: A Sense of Place and Education in Hawai’i." Five students (along with upperclass mentor Elaine Starkey and registrar Drew Dunham) toured parts of Hilo and Oahu, visiting a school, national parks, and other places, learning about Hawaiian culture and educational opportunities offered by the unique community and environment.

Education Students Present Capstone Symposium

Albion College education students presented their insights, from research and practicum experience, at the Education Department's 2012 Capstone Symposium on Teaching, Friday, April 13, in Olin Hall.

The Symposium featured presentations by students who traveled to Albion's sister city of Noisy-le-Roi, France, to do a comparative study on education systems; integrated science students who designed and developed inquiry-based curriculum materials; and students completing student-teaching experiences.

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