Education at Franklin College

education students hands on learning and by Ben statueThe Franklin College Teacher Education Program focuses on preparing teaching professionals who have the knowledge and the hands-on experience to meet the demands of innovation and change.

We combine the rich and rigorous liberal arts curriculum with the content and pedagogical knowledge teaching professionals need to have a positive impact on the K-12 learner.

Download the Elementary Education Department Major Handout
Download the Education Program at a Glance Handout

Department of Education Links

Departmental Highlights

Why do students choose teacher education at Franklin College?

  • The practical experience of working with students and experienced teachers in accredited school classrooms
  • The opportunity to be part of a community of learners who advance through the education program together
  • Superintendents and principals actively seek out Franklin College education graduates for teaching positions.

Education majors receive a personalized educational experience.

  • Faculty members know the education majors well through serving as their academic advisors and their course instructors.
  • Faculty maintains strong relationships with program graduates, providing a connection that helps both current candidates and alumni in the Franklin College family.
  • Kristin Davis

    While the experience within the various schools is extremely beneficial, the time within the classroom at Franklin College is also crucial. This is where one learns how to become a competent, caring decision maker as well as an effective teacher. The professors in the education program strive for excellence and desire to see everyone succeed. They put their students before themselves and spend countless hours preparing information and other materials that will assist with teaching strategies to help us become the best teachers we possibly can. - Kristin Davis '15

  • Sarah White

    I couldn’t be more blessed to have attended Franklin College. I am where I am today because of all of the wonderful professors at FC. - Sarah White, Kindergarten Teacher '15

Meet Our Faculty

Third Party Comments

The Department of Education at Franklin College is hosting an accreditation visit by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) on November, 17-19, 2019. Information about submitting written testimony about the program (PDF)

Did You Know?

Education Majors complete 600 hours of field experiences/internships in education prior to student teaching.