Dept. of Education
Merritt Hall
Geneva, NY 14456
P: (315) 781-3638


The Education department prepares scholar activists in field such as social justice, teaching through drama, science education, mathematics education, literacy, and special education. The department’s New York State-registered programs lead to licensure for public school teaching in grades 1-6, in grades 1-6 for students with disabilities, in most secondary school subjects, and in art for grades K-12.

Student Profile: Gavin Flood '20

Educational Studies and Political Science Double Major, Teacher Certification Program

Gavin Flood '20

"My initial hesitation to enter the field of teaching quickly subsided after taking my first class in the Education Department. The field experiences offer students exposure to the real aspects of being a teacher. The supportive faculty helped me grow as a student and as a future educator. At a time when our national education system is evolving, I feel confident and grateful for the professors who guided me."

Meet Our Faculty

The education faculty have scholarly interests as diverse as the subject itself. From digital literacy to neurodiversity, teacher education to language acquisition, at HWS you will gain exciting new knowledge from experts in the discipline. Scroll below to meet our team of innovators, scholars and above all, dedicated teachers. Meet the entire department >

Education News

Hackett ’21 Interns at Fidelity

Fri, 11 Sep 2020

Hackett Kyle  Portrait KColton-00035As the kicker on the Hobart football team, Kyle Hackett ’21 knows the importance of planning, practice and teamwork. He used those skills to land a summer internship as a…

Williams ’20 Earns Fulbright to Germany

Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Ruby Williams DU2Ruby Williams ’20 is the recipient of a 2020 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Germany, where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA). Her position will begin in…

Cherubin ’15 Guides Entrepreneurial High Schoolers

Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Cherubin Rose 2When Rose Cherubin ’15 began her new job as a college and career access coach at BUILD in February, she had no idea the world was about to change so…

Summer of Service Highlights Virtual Service

Tue, 11 Aug 2020

Geneva DU 3Thirteen HWS students are spending their summer making a positive impact on the Geneva community through the Summer of Service program. With assignments ranging from assisting at a local food…

MaKinster Discusses ESSYI with The Sanctuary for Independent Media

Wed, 05 Aug 2020

Makinster JimProfessor of Education and Director of the Environmental Studies Summer Youth Institute (ESSYI) Jim MaKinster discussed the ESSYI program and the importance of youth education and leadership development in environmental…

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Sample Courses

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Children with Disabilities
The intent of this course is for students to develop a thorough understanding of and sensitivity to children and youth who experience disabilities. The course examines the following questions: How does society determine who is considered disabled? What impact does labeling have on children's lives? How special is special education? What are the various disabilities children may experience? How do we create more inclusive communities for children with disabilities?

Spotlight: Recent Grads

Recent Grad

Sasha Carey '18, MAT '19

Current Position: English Teaching Assistant; Fulbright Award Recipient

Current Location: Sofia, Bulgaria

"I have wanted to be a teacher since I was nine years old, so the thought of being able to join a Teacher Education Program that would allow me to be in a classroom starting in my sophomore year was a dream come true."

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