The Education Department offers two secondary concentrations/minors; teacher education and educational studies. Students are encouraged to enroll by sophomore year in EDUC 231 Perspectives on Education as a course through which to explore their interest. First year students are welcome too.

Faculty also welcome and encourage inquiries from students who seek more information related to their particular interests and plans.  Students whose interests in an education department minor are becoming concrete are urged to seek individual advising soon. Those who intend to study away should confer with a department member in sophomore year.

Minor declaration deadline is March 1 of sophomore year. Students interested in declaring the teacher education minor must complete the appropriate form and meet with Anita Charles, Director of Teacher Education,prior to this deadline. Students interested in declaring the educational studies minor must complete the appropriate form and meet with any Education professor prior to this deadline. Appropriate forms can be obtained on the Education Department web site or from the document bin the Education Department lounge, Pettengill 316.

Interdisciplinary Majors

Students who wish to include education among the fields in their major must meet with and secure the agreement to advise from an Education professor prior to March 1 of sophomore year.

Contact Education faculty if you have any questions about secondary concentrations in Teacher Education and Educational Studies:

Patti Buck:     pbuck@bates.edu

Anita Charlesacharles@bates.edu
Bronwyn Sale:  bsale@bates.edu
Mara Tieken:  mtieken@bates.edu

Recommended Sites

Maine Dept. of Education Web page: http://www.state.me.us/education/
Profiles on Maine Schools: http://www.state.me.us/education/profiles/profilehome.htm
Information on local communities: www.androscoggincounty.com/

Area School Sites

Auburn and ELHS: http://www.auburnschl.edu/
Leavitt Area HS: http://msad52.org/leavitt.html;
Poland Regional High School: http://www.rsu16.org/PRHS/PRHS.html
Mt. Ararat HS: http://www.mta75.org
Lewiston: http://www.lewiston.k12.me.us/~lewschdept/schools.htm#lhs
Oak Hill High School RSU #4: http://www.rsu4.org