Education as a liberal art is a two-way bridge between the academy and the community. Thus, in addition to extensive exploration (and creation) of educational research and theory, Education courses typically include field placements in a range of educational settings—classrooms, after-school programs, arts organizations, adult learning centers, online settings, and a correctional facility. Ranging from two hours per week in the introductory course to full-time student teaching in the certification program, these placements engage students as observers, assistants, curriculum developers, and workshop leaders.
Field Work Opportunities
Parkway West High School, Philadelphia, PA
For several years, Education faculty and students have engaged in a multi-pronged partnership including curriculum development, cross-visits to classes, linked course projects, classroom assistance, and more. In addition, Bryn Mawr College worked with Parkway West High School to create a community garden in the Mill Creek Community of West Philadelphia, The Sunkissed Acres Beauty Project.
Titagya Schools, Dalun, Ghana
Since 2010, the Education Program has been working with an early education project in Northern Ghana by supporting student interns, co-creating and co-leading teacher workshops, and facilitating cross-cultural exchange and dialogue.
University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana
UDS, Ghana's state University for the Northern region, and Bryn Mawr have entered into an educational partnership to support student and faculty collaboration and exchange.
Riverside Correctional Facility, Philadelphia, PA
Bryn Mawr and Haverford College students work with Professor Jody Cohen (English) and Anne Dalke (Gender Studies) to design and co-facilitate a Thursday evening literacy class and a Friday afternoon reading and writing group at Riverside Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in Philadelphia.
Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, PA
Cristo Rey partners with the Education Program to sponsor the Dialogue Project through which high school students act as teacher educators sharing their insights and perspectives with pre-service teachers.
Phebe Anna Thorne School, Bryn Mawr, PA
A play-based, progressive preschool and kindergarten with sites at Bryn Mawr and Haverford. The sites host BiCo students in many learning support roles.