Contact Kathryn Leo-Nyquist, Education Program Director
Phone: 802-860-2700 x2554
Middle School students are positively magical. The rapid intellectual and physical development that happens between 10 and 15 years of age makes being an educator of pre-adolescents particularly exciting (think: Harry, Ron and Hermione in the first four Harry Potter books...).
It takes a very special educator to appreciate the opportunities presented by the unique age and stage of these students. Philosophically, we believe teachers need specialized training to optimize the potential of Middle School learners, which is why Champlain offers a Bachelor of Science specifically in Middle School Teacher Education.
As a Middle School Teacher Education major, you will spend an unprecedented amount of time working in middle school classrooms. This holistic approach to middle school teacher education, which seamlessly integrates theory with practice, gives our graduates a specific set of educational tools and methods tailored to the needs of middle school students.
A note from Kathy Leo-Nyquist: My Visit to the Dublin Campus
Hello all. I had the good fortune of visiting the Dublin campus in late September. We have ten Education students at the campus this fall, so it was very timely for me to go this semester. It was wonderful meeting the Dublin faculty and staff and to see the classrooms and spaces where our students study. The highlight of my trip was spending the day with one of our Dublin faculty, Darren Kelly, who teaches the EHS course, Community Advocacy and Inquiry in Dublin, through which our students have the incredible opportunity to work one full day in a Dublin school or social service agency. Visiting five different school sites was an eye-opener for me and I was gratified to see that our students are truly getting a life changing through another culture experience. Many thanks to Stephen Robinson and Lilly Johnsson for welcoming me and Cinse Bonino to the campus!