During their time at Saint Vincent College, preK-4 students are taught the most current methodologies and learning skills for the 21st century classroom. The following are mastered skills that are expected of each candidate seeking certification. These include, but are not limited to:
- Demonstrate thoughtful lesson and unit design including learning targets, common core alignment, technology integration, assessment, and creative strategies to conduct instruction in a meaningful way.
- Produce and use formative and summative assessments to drive instruction and design and deliver informed content that will increase learning in a a variety of classrooms.
- Use technology to teach both synchronously and asynchronously for all students and to employ into use when needed for credit-recovery or as supplemental instruction.
- Offer successful instruction during a 14-week internship that will result in high recommendations for employment and/or graduate study.
Each year, the education department clubs host many service and professional projects that help teachers, community members, children and others. The clubs are very vital to the preparation of Saint Vincent education students. Service projects such as holiday events for underprivileged children, parent workshops, and similar are central to networking and building relationships with our schools and partners.
Every student is strongly recommended to take an active role in the department’s events and services. Through these events, all students are given unique experiences that will make them stronger and more prepared for the workplace. Please mark your calendar to learn more about the education department’s functions, services, and curriculum at the biannual Town Hall meeting held the first Thursday of every fall and spring term at 5 PM in the Carey Center. All students are expected to attend.