Basic Structure of the Department
- A student CANNOT major in education.
- The Education department offers ONE minor, the Human Development and Education Minor, which is designed to help students to build and use an integrated, multilevel understanding of learning and development. The minor explores how children and adolescents grow, acquire and use language, think, learn a variety of skills and knowledge, and how they conceptualize their social and emotional worlds.
- The Education department is focused on exploring the complex connections among human development, learning, and teaching, consistent with the new field of mind, brain, and education. Dartmouth is on the cutting edge of this new field in helping students to build a multifaceted, integrated, interdisciplinary, and deep understanding of the developing child, learning, and education based on critical analysis of theory, practice, policy, and empirical data from education, neuroscience, psychology, and other disciplines.
- EDUC 1 (The Learning Brain) is the best overall introduction to the ways in which understandings of the mind and brain are applied to the field of education. The course is a requirement for the Human Development and Education Minor and for teacher certification, and recommended for all those interested in the field of education.
- The Education department offers a variety of research opportunities focused on how children learn and develop. Students can get involved in education research as both research assistants and participants by contacting professors or labs.
- The Teacher Education Program: The department offers a teacher certification program in which a student can earn a teaching license in the State of New Hampshire. Students earn an elementary teaching certificate in conjunction with any major, while secondary certification candidates must major in the discipline in which they intend to teach.
- Please contact Education Department Administrator Ms. Sandy White (646-3462, Sandra.White@dartmouth.edu) with any questions about these requirements.
Information for the First-Year Student Interested in Pursuing Studies in Education
- EDUC 1: The Learning Brain, is the best overall introduction to the department, and is highly recommended for anyone interested in the education curriculum.
- For more information please see the education web site and contact Education Department Administrator Ms. Sandy White (646-3462, Sandra.White@dartmouth.edu).
Current Enrollments, Class Size, and Distributives
The Education Homepage