Integral to our programs is the department's signature attribute of social justice, exhibited through a curricular focus upon advocacy for equity, civic engagement, global citizenship, and international/comparative perspectives. Education faculty are experts in these fields, conducting, presenting, and publishing their own research, and facilitating opportunities for undergraduate scholarship.
Explore classrooms around the world! Elizabethtown College strongly encourages its students to study abroad. As an education major, there are many benefits to experiencing life in another culture including those directly to your area of study—such as a Spanish Education majors studying in South America or a future history teacher spending a semester in Greece.
The Office of International Programs at E-town offers a variety of study abroad programs.
There are several ways to explore the bigger world at Elizabethtown College:
Short-Term Trips with an Education Faculty Member
Faculty members from the education department, as well as other disciplines, often arrange short-term cultural or educational excursions. Some of these experiences also are tied into a specific course.
During the 2013-2014 academic year, the department will offer Peace Education and Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland and the United States, allowing students to travel to Belfast during the May term to study and experience issues related to peace education in the Northern Ireland context.
Spring 2014: May term travel to Belfast, Ireland May 19-26, 2014
Belfast Trip is in combination with ED372 - Peace Education and Integrated Schools in Northern Ireland and U.S. For more information on ED 372 and the trip to Belfast, please click here.
Traveling to a new country is not limited to studying. The Center for Community and Civic Engagement posts opportunities for service-trips, which are available to all students on campus.Poverty Simulation
Many curricular and co-curricular opportunities will arise that will help prepare you to enter the field of education. These include reading to children at libraries, tutoring Spanish-speaking children and adults that are learning English, volunteering as a science fair judge, tutoring local students and many more.
The Poverty Simulation is a profoundly moving experience. It provokes thought, emotion and insightful conversation about the realities of poverty and how entire communities need to work together to address the problem. Most importantly, it moves people to get involved and make a difference !
The Community Action Program (CAP) of Lancaster County's poverty simulation is a series of role playing scenarios that give participants the opportunity to learn about the realities of poverty and its effects. People adopt a new persona and a family profile that they must live with for the duration of the exercise. They must navigate through daily tasks that many of us take for granted. During four 15-minute "weeks" those assigned adult roles try to maintain their home, feed their families, send their children to school, and maintain utility services while trying to navigate local support and resources.