Monthly Feature : SVC Education Club Hosts Future Educators of America from Derry Area High School
On Friday, April 5, the Future Educators of America (FEA) Chapter from Derry Area High School visited SVC's campus. This annual event was led (this year) by Dr. Stacie Nowikowski and various members of the Education Club. The students of the FEA chapter were welcomed by Dr. Mary Beth Spore and then invited to observe and participate in various Education classes, prior to a lunch that SVC students and instructors also attended. This day allowed the high school students to experience firsthand what the life of an Education student is like here at SVC. Special thanks to Dr. Stacie Nowikowski, Dr. Mary Beth Spore, Mrs. Donna Hupe, and several students enrolled in the SVC Education program for their dedication and continued support of the Education Club programs.
- Contributed by Micah Ziemski (April 2013).
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The Department derives its direction and vitality from the mission statement of the College. As the College seeks to integrate professional ethics and goals with the broader purposes of human life, so the Education Department seeks to focus its field and classroom experiences on the development of teachers who understand the integral relationship of parents, family, school, and community to the general development of children. The Department’s certification programs, activities, and encounters encourage theoretical studies of curricula and child/adolescent development; induction into the conventions and practices of masterful teaching; the nurturing of personal aspirations to serve and care for children; and the personal maturation into socially, emotionally, and intellectually well-adjusted educators who will make positive contributions to the schools and communities in which they teach. The means to these ends are fully accredited Instructional I Certification undergraduate study programs in art, biology, business computers and information technology, chemistry, Chinese, early childhood education, elementary education, English, environmental science, French, mathematics, physics, social science, social studies, and Spanish. Additional graduate instructional certification programs are Curriculum Supervision, Library Science, Instructional Technology Specialist, Special Education, Principal preK-12, and School Administration.