Pathways to Teaching
Swarthmore students come to an interest in teaching at many points during their own educational careers - some before they enter college, others during their four undergraduate years, and some as they investigate possible careers after Swarthmore. We encourage students to explore the many opportunities available to them in the field of education.
- Mentoring and tutoring opportunities offered through Swarthmore.
- Summer opportunities for work in classrooms, enrichment programs, or at an education-related internship.
- Teacher certification available through Swarthmore
- Graduate study in education.
- Post graduation teaching/education job opportunities and resources for all students, regardless of certification status.
As a first step, the department recommends that students enroll in EDUC 014. Pedagogy and Power: An Introduction to Education, which examines a broad range of topics in the field of education through readings and fieldwork. Introduction to Education is offered each semester.
Faculty in the department are happy to work with students to find the program that is most appropriate for their immediate and long-term goals in education.