Jul 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Education


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Wilkes University offers degrees and certifications in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Middle Level Education, Special Education, Secondary Education and Reading. The UG Teacher Education Program provides opportunities for students to grow academically, professionally, and personally. The program promotes an appreciation for diversity, as well as a regard for research-based and innovative practices. All coursework is infused with current classroom technology skills and applications pertinent to the field of education. Teacher Education candidates learn and apply the most relevant and current educational research and gain valuable understanding through extensive and diverse field and student teaching experiences in regional schools.

Dean: Dr. Deborah A. Zbegner

Chair, Undergraduate Department of Education: Dr. Suzanne Murray Galella

Faculty

Professor: Polachek
Associate Professor: Galella, Frantz-Fry
Assistant Professor: Hines
Faculty of Practice: Kaster
Faculty Emeriti: J. Bellucci, Fahmy

Teacher Education has been a part of Wilkes since long before we became a University in 1990. In June of 2008, the Wilkes University School of Education was formed to provide a more focused approach to addressing the unique curricular and programmatic needs of our baccalaureate and post-baccalaureate offerings. The school is comprised of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral departments with programs designed to provide a variety of educational experiences for aspiring and current educators.

The Mission of the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program is to provide the educational community and society at large with competent, caring, and ethical educators who are lifelong learners, reflective practitioners, and effective communicators.

Wilkes University offers degrees and certifications in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Middle Level Education, Special Education, Secondary Education and Reading. Please note that opportunities are available for any post-baccalaureate student in any certification areas. All of our certification programs are fully accredited by PDE.

The UG Teacher Education Program provides opportunities for students to grow academically, professionally, and personally. The program promotes an appreciation for diversity, as well as a regard for research-based and innovative practices. All coursework is infused with current classroom technology skills and applications pertinent to the field of education. Teacher Education candidates learn and apply the most relevant and current educational research and gain valuable understanding through extensive and diverse field and student teaching experiences in regional schools.

All Teacher Education candidates have the opportunity to teach in the Reading Academy and the Arts Academy and participate in the Annual Children’s and Adolescent Literature Conference, all located on the Wilkes campus. They can become members of the Education Club that is dedicated to serving the educational community and, based on academic achievement, they can be inducted into the Wilkes University Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, which is the International Education Honor Society.

Full-time and adjunct faculty who teach and mentor in the undergraduate programs have strong backgrounds and remain current in their respective fields. At Wilkes, students will find faculty and staff who demonstrate a strong commitment to students’ educational success through developing relationships, academic support, and maximizing individual student’s strengths. I am edified by the accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students, and I look forward to continued successes and milestones as we collectively work to shape the future of education.

For information about Wilkes’ masters programs, visit: https://www.wilkes.edu/academics/graduate-programs/masters-programs/graduate-education/index.aspx

For more information about Wilkes’ Doctorate in Education Leadership, visit: https://www.wilkes.edu/academics/graduate-programs/terminal-degrees/doctorate-of-education-edd/index.aspx

Programs

    Bachelor of Arts

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