EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GETS REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

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EDUCATION DEPARTMENT GETS REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE

Earlier this semester the education department took a trip to Oklahoma City to visit a variety of inner-city schools.

The group of Education majors from Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Alva, Enid, Ponca City, and Woodward campuses were accompanied by their instructors, Dr. Steven Mackie, Associate Professor of Education, and Connie Jacobs, Instructor of education.  Upon arriving in Oklahoma City, the students first visited Educare. 

According to the Educare website, Educare is a coast-to-coast network of state-of-the-art, full-day, year-round schools, funded mostly by existing public dollars, which serves at-risk children from birth to 5 years.  The students then divided up between elementary school visits and middle/high school visits.

“So far this semester the (education) students have been learning about student diversity, multicultural education, educational theories, as well as education legislation and trends in education.” Jacobs said.  “Our students have been paired with local educators in area public schools where they observe 30 hours within the K-12th grade classroom settings.  The students apply their new understanding and knowledge through extensive journal entries and reflections.  Essentially, our students are analyzing their potential for becoming a teacher.”

For more information about the education department, contact Jacobs at csjacobs@nwosu.edu or by phone at (580) 327-8459. Or Dr. Beverly Warden, Division of Education Chair, at bjwarden@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8450.

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