The Gettysburg College Education Department strives to prepare knowledgeable, creative, culturally responsive teachers who foster the development and growth of learners by engaging them in worthwhile learning experiences framed by inquiry and meaningful assessment.
Courses and programs in the Education Department combine rigorous clinical preparation with deeply rooted philosophical, historical, and psychological investigations of the nature of the teaching and learning process to help students more fully understand formal education in all its contexts.
The Education Department offer students a well-rounded and thorough examination of the nature of education as a social, cultural, philosophical, and political phenomenon, with special attention paid to the historical contexts that have assisted in the development of the formal school system we have today.
Hear from students who have taken Prof. Dave Powell's First-Year Seminar: "This Machine Kills Fascists!": Protest Music & Social Change in the American Experience.
Sitting in intimate tables of four to six people, three first-year seminars (FYS) gather in The Attic to have lunch and enjoy a performance and Q&A by folk musician, Dom Flemons.