When students reach seventh grade, they shift from talking about one or two teachers to a whole host of them.
English teacher Mrs. X makes Macbeth come alive.
Biology teacher Mr. Y dissects a fetal pig to show how the circulatory system works.
Geometry teacher Ms. Z proves that her passion for theorems and isosceles triangles can be infectious.
History teacher Mr. Q. uncovers the origins of the wars they see on the news.
At Defiance College, education majors working towards adolescent and young adult licensure take the subject they most love and learn to teach it well.
As adolescents become distinct individuals with specialized interests, their teachers work within their own specialized fields to prepare them not only for college or employment, but for the complexities of living in the world.
Teachers who teach what they love change the world for their students. Be one.
Defiance College has a rich teacher education heritage. For more than 100 years, the
College has prepared and graduated teachers who not only teach, but become principals
and superintendents as well. The success of Defiance College education graduates rests
in part on the rapport established with area schools and the caring, personal attention
given to each student by the experienced faculty. In addition to exceeding state minimum
requirements, the program has many other strengths.
Holders of an Early Childhood License or Adolescent and Young Adult License can add a Middle Childhood License in one content area with the appropriate content and education course work. See the Head of Teacher education for details.
Clarissa Barnes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Special Education,
Director of Hench Autism Studies Program
419-783-2355 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Eicher, Assistant Professor of Practice of Early Childhood Education
419-783-2373 | email@example.com