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


The Education Department prepares scholar activists to develop as researchers and practitioners of education across a variety of settings. Offerings include a major and two minors, as well as 15 NYS-registered teacher certification programs in elementary education and teaching students with disabilities (grades 1-6), in most secondary school subjects (grades 7-12), and in music, art, and TESOL (grades preK-12).

Student Profile: Bliss Doney '22

Dance and Education Double Major, Child Advocacy Minor

Bliss Doney '22

"Continuously applying my knowledge firsthand has made my experience at HWS so much more meaningful. During my sophomore year, I took my first education class that required me to go to a local school every week to immerse myself in the real-life experience of being an educator. The Colleges’ Education Department has opened my eyes to opportunities that I never thought would be possible."

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

Szatko ’21 Begins Graduate Studies in Adolescence Education

Thu, 24 Jun 2021

Szatko TaylorBiology major Taylor Szatko ’21 accepted into Master of Science focusing on Adolescence Education. Taylor Szatko ’21, who majored in biology and minored in health professions and education, has begun…

Moreau ’20 Serves as Naturalist in Adirondacks Region

Tue, 22 Jun 2021

Naturalist position1Environmental educator Anna Moreau ’20 is the naturalist at Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center. After graduating with her B.A. in environmental studies, Anna Moreau ’20 landed a position as…

Wernoch ’21 Working to Conserve the Chesapeake Bay

Thu, 17 Jun 2021

Wernoch Rylee 1Rylee Wernoch ’21 has secured a position at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center through the Chesapeake Conservation Corps. In a position hosted by the Chesapeake Conservation Corps, Rylee Wernoch ’21…

Investigative Journalism, the Nation of Islam and Racial Uplift

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

HWS Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Khuram HussainAn article about Muhammad Speaks by Khuram Hussain, Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, is featured in JSTOR Daily. In an article this month, Associate Professor of Education and…

France ’11 Reflects on Peace Corps Service

Wed, 19 May 2021

France Shanelle KColton-0125BIn conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Peace Corps, Shanelle France ’11 reflects on her service in Lesotho and her journey to becoming a teacher. Even as a high…

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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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