Chairperson: Bede Benjamin Bidlack
Professor: Laura M. Wasielewski; Associate Professors: Kelly E. Demers, Dianna Gahlsdorf Terrell, Aubrey Scheopner Torres; Assistant Professor: Christian Gregory, Diana Sherman
Director of Teacher Education: Laura M. Wasielewski; Coordinator of Clinical Practice: Amy Hill; Coordinator & Data Manager: Kristen deMatteis
Lecturers: John Boucher, Chelsea Folini, Frank Hoell, Denis Jobin, Ed Joyce, Melissa Lear; Kathleen Murphy, Deborah O’Connor, Michael Orlando, Deborah Woelflein,
The mission of the Teacher Education Program is to prepare ethical and reflective educators who promote equity, exemplify professionalism, engage with communities, and thrive as leaders in the contemporary learning environment. The Education Department believes that teaching is an intellectual and professional endeavor grounded in the strength and excellence of our liberal arts curriculum. Our comprehensive Teacher Education Program (TEP) allows our students the necessary theory and practice to inform their work regarding the ethical, moral, political, and social realities that shape education.The Education Department at Saint Anselm College offers several programs of study leading to New Hampshire teaching certification. These programs are designed to integrate liberal arts core coursework, specialized content major coursework, and teacher preparation coursework to prepare graduates for professional education settings.
Clinical Practice in the Professional Field
The Education Department at Saint Anselm College has adopted a clinical practice model. Education majors who are candidates for teacher certification are required to carry out early, often, and diverse clinical placements across multiple settings and grade levels. Candidates for certification will carry out clinical experiences in grade groupings depending upon state certification and departmental requirements (i.e. K-2, 3-4, 5-6, 5-8, 7-8, and 9-12). Candidates will also experience a variety of school settings (e.g. urban, suburban, and Catholic schools). Clinical placements are embedded in education courses with correlating experiences intended to build and assess candidates’ ability to connect and apply theory to practice. During each clinical experience, students take an active, participatory role in an assigned classroom.
For more information on requirements of clinical practice, including placement procedures and policies, criminal records checks, transportation, and associated expenses, please visit the Education Department website.
Accredited Programs Leading to Teacher Certification
The Education Department offers several state-approved teacher education programs (TEPs) leading to initial certification in New Hampshire. The Education Department offers programs leading to initial certification in each of the areas below:
|New Hampshire Teaching Certification
||Saint Anselm College Major Program of Study
|Computer Science, K-12
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Computer Science
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Chemistry - Secondary Education Dual Major
||Major in Elementary Major & Certification (K-6)
|English Language Arts, 5-12
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & English
|ESOL/English to Speakers of Other Languages, K-12
||Major in Education Studies, minor in English to Speakers of Other Languages/ESOL Minor and Certification (K-12)
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & French
|Life Science, 7-12
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Natural Science
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Mathematics
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Fine Arts, Music Emphasis
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Physics (Physics (Teacher Certification in Physics) )
|Social Studies, 5-12
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & History Major
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Spanish
|Visual Arts, K-12
||Double major in Secondary Ed. & Fine Arts, Studio Art Emphasis
There are five minor pathways, depending upon the student’s professional goals: education minor without certification paired with any major; education minor without certification paired with a theology major, an education minor without certification paired with a psychology major, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) minor paired with Elementary Major leads to k-12 certification, and STEM minor without certification.