At Marietta College we seek to prepare candidates who will be educator leaders in their schools. You will be provided with many opportunities for first-hand experiences working with students in your chosen teaching area. Starting your very first semester, our field experience program will introduce you to the real world of teaching. During the rest of your time here, field experiences are your chance to practice the knowledge and skills you're learning on campus. Along the way, you'll work with professors who have taught in a variety of schools and who are here to guide you through each step of your particular professional development plan.
During their final semester, teacher education students complete twelve weeks of supervised full time student teaching in a local k-12 classroom. This clinical experience is documented in the Marietta College Capstone Portfolio, which is reviewed at the end of the student teaching semester. The Capstone Portfolio is an electronic document that allows students to select and present artifacts and reflections from coursework and clinical experiences that demonstrate their professional knowledge and skills. Artifacts include written work, photographs, video clips, technology projects, and feedback from supervisors. Students present their finished portfolios to education department faculty during a capstone portfolio presentation day at the end of the student teaching semester.
Marietta College has consistently ranked in the top quartile of Ohio colleges preparing teachers. Graduates are highly successful in passing Praxis II and Praxis III assessments for licensure.
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Because we stress the role of technology in teaching, you'll learn to utilize the newest instructional technologies, making you prepared to meet the growing demand for teachers who know how to integrate technology into instruction. You will learn to create web pages and other instructional applications to use with students in your classroom. During your senior year, you will complete your electronic portfolio to showcase your knowledge and skills as a beginning teacher. You will be able to share this portfolio with prospective employers.
Through Marietta's program, you can be certified to teach early childhood (PreK-3), middle childhood (4-9), or adolescent/young adult (7-12).
To prepare you to be an effective teacher you will complete courses such as:
- Principles of Education
- Technology in the Classroom
- Educational Psychology
- Diverse Learners
- General Methods
- Special Methods
Each license area requires additional education courses specific to the teaching field. Students preparing to teach at the secondary level complete an academic major in their content fields. All students complete a full semester of student teaching and a capstone course focusing on multicultural issues in the classroom.
Clubs & Organizations
- The Teacher Education Association at Marietta (TEAM) brings guest speakers to campus, promotes interest in teaching, and encourages the professional growth of its members.
- Kappa Delta Pi, the international honor society in education, recognizes students who show scholarship and high personal standards as well as promise in teaching and allied fields.
The strength of Marietta's Education program makes our graduates highly sought after, and schools all over the country recruit many. A few of our recent graduates now work as:
Principal, Warren High School
Kindergarten Teacher, Harmony Neighborhood School
St. Cloud, Florida
Teacher, Fort Frye Local Schools
Teacher, Southern Local School
Teacher, Marietta City Schools
The Adamson-Flesher Scholarship provides awards to selected students preparing to teach in public schools.
The Mark R. Amstutz Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a junior, chosen by the Marietta College Department of Education, who is preparing to teach at the elementary level.
The Raymond G. Guthrie Education Scholarship assists qualified juniors preparing to teach in the public schools.
The Joseph Greer McMurry Scholarship is given to an outstanding junior preparing to teach in the field of English.
The R. Lee and Ester (Sparky) Walp Scholarship provides financial assistance to a female education major during her junior or senior year.