The Department of Education offers a broad curriculum that actively involves students in classroom demonstrations and diverse field experiences, connecting educational theory with best practice.

Active learning and complete cognitive and social participation are required of all participants, and students have multiple opportunities for internships and other field work.

The department offers two majors: Education (Teacher Certification) and Child Development and Education. Students also can attain a dual certification by adding special education PreK-8 or 7-12 to their primary certification area.

Depending on the student’s chosen area and coursework, the education majors are associated with numerous other academic departments, including Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, Environmental Studies, History, Mathematics, and Modern Languages.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.



James M. Longo, Ph.D.
Professor of Education

Rosalie T. Carpenter, Ed.D.
Professor & Founder/Director of Elementary Education

David Ryan Bunting, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Reed B. Day, J.D.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Patricia H. Easton, B.A.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Mary Jo Podgurski, Ed.D.
Adjunct Professor of Education

Timothy Wagner, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Education