The goal of Hamilton's Education Studies Program is to allow students to focus on a particular major while receiving intensive hands-on training and guidance in the educational dimensions of that discipline.
One of the most revealing indicators of educational quality at a college is the number of educators that the institution itself produces. It's no coincidence that education consistently ranks No. 1 or No. 2 as the field in which Hamilton graduates begin their careers. Many teach in private schools or work in volunteer teaching corps; others advance to graduate study in education. The minor in education studies is a valuable option for students who intend to pursue careers in teaching or related fields.
The education minor is fully integrated into Hamilton's innovative liberal arts curriculum. Since your needs and interests are unique, coursework toward the education minor is individually determined with guidance from a member of Hamilton's Education Studies Program Committee. Most important, education minors spend at least 75 hours in local schools observing teachers, tutoring and coaching, studying with administrators and policymakers, planning enrichment programs, working in resource rooms and more.