Great teachers are great students: they love working with words and numbers, microscopes and paintbrushes.
For them, teaching is the attempt to inspire the same kind of curiosity, to help their students discover the power to pursue a passion of their own. The education of great teachers must be every bit as challenging and exciting as an historian’s or a mathematician’s or a novelist’s.
These are the principles that inform the study of education at Bennington, whether you are exploring educational policy or examining models for reform. In addition to coursework, the yearly Field Work Term provides students with the opportunity to explore these issues in school settings, governmental agencies, and community organizations.