Prepare to Teach in the Peace Corps

With an Ed Studies Minor or (Proposed) TEFL Certificate!

Why should I do an Education Studies Minor?

  • Become more marketable as a Peace Corps Volunteer or English teacher abroad
  • Prepare to work with communities and support schools around the world
  • Think critically about learning and the role of schools in promoting equity

  • 18 credits of approved education courses
  • Capstone project

For more info, contact Dr. Sonia Rosen:

Why should I do the (Proposed) Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificate?*

  • Obtain credential recognized around the world for English teaching overseas
  • Gain field experience teaching English before Peace Corps Placement
  • Begin as undergraduate and finish summer after graduation
  • 4 Courses (some undergraduate/some graduate)

For more info, contact Dr. Ellen Skilton:

*Pending approval. Proposal to Academics Committee Fall 2015; Proposed start: Summer 2016. Students can prepare by taking US324: Understanding Language Learning

Some Sample Courses for Ed Studies Minor (Start Spring 2016!)

· ED110 Teaching for Learning

· ED201 Teachers as Researchers and Writers

· US206 The Power of Play: Improvisation and Learning

· ED212 Child and Youth Development

· ED221 Critical Conversations and Fieldwork

· ED285 Youth Activism in the U.S. and Beyond

· ED301 Contemporary Issues in Education

· US324 Understanding Language Learning