/ Education Department


The courses you take in the Department of Education depend on which track (grade band for elementary) and specialty you choose. Most courses include a field/clinical experience as part of the course requirements. From your first course as a freshman through your final course during your senior year and ending with your student teaching — you will have actual, hands on, classroom experience. This is what makes our program unique!

We advise you to meet with an education professor your freshman year to discuss your future dreams and plans about teaching in order to plan the right classes. Below are the professors’ names organized by type of certification. 

Education Department Advisors by Type of Certification

Elementary Education
Elementary P-3 and 3-6 Grade bands only
Dr. Susan Brondyk
Dr. Yooyeun Hwang
Dr. Teisha Struik-Kothe
Dr. Alyssa Whitford
Elementary P-3 and 3-6 Grade bands with Early Childhood Minor
Dr. Susan Brondyk
Elementary P-3 and 3-6 Grade bands  with english as a second language k-12 endorsement
Dr. Mihyun Han
Secondary Education
Doug Braschler
Dr. Elizabeth Grimm
Dr. Vicki Lynn Holmes
Dr. Stephen Scogin
Dr. Deborah VanDuinen
Special Education
Elementary p-3 and 3-6 grade bands with special education k-12 (LD and/or ei) endorsement

Susan Cherup  (Freshmen Only)

Dr. Jane Finn

secondary 6-12 english or math minor with special educaiton k-12 (ld and ei)
Dr. Rebecca Mann
Faculty Specialty
Dr. Anne Heath Visual Arts
Dr. Christina Hornbach Music
Stu Fritz Physical Education/Health
Nancy Kamstra Physical Education/Health
Dr. Daniel Woolesy World Language