In 1884, founder Mary Francis Clarke wrote to her community of sisters, “Let us keep our schools progressive with the times in which we live. In teaching, we must endeavor to make students think.” These directives from more than a century ago continue to inspire a faculty and staff of dedicated women and men to offer challenging academic excellence to all Clarke students.
Does teaching children to find their individual paths and encouraging them to blossom sound like your dream job? Clarke University education majors creatively study how people learn and how best to teach them. This department strives to educate and prepare teachers who will influence the cognitive, moral and social development of children in kindergarten through high school in today’s multicultural world. Graduates of this department will possess real-world experience and demonstrate the programmatic outcomes as licensed, professional educators who become influential teachers throughout the nation and beyond.