Education

Supported, Engaged Learning

We prepare teachers to make learning come alive for all students. Each of our degrees include extensive experience in schools, mentoring from master teachers, and the latest research-informed teaching practices.

You will study with an exceptional group of faculty, instructors, and cooperating teachers, all dedicated to the improvement of schooling and to your professional growth. From the start, you will connect academic coursework with guided experiences in schools. For this reason, nearly 100 percent of our graduates find teaching positions immediately upon graduation.

Our graduates are flexible, committed teachers with deep content knowledge and the ability to differentiate learning for students in their classrooms. School districts know when teachers graduate from RMC, they will be fully prepared to excel in the classroom and will often become leaders in their academic communities.

From start to finish, our students receive intensive mentoring and field-based instruction, including methods training. You’ll learn how to differentiate your teaching based on the strengths and needs of your students and incorporate technology into your practice. Our teachers have the option of adding specialized preparation and endorsements in teaching Reading.

Community Partnerships

Essential Experiences for Student Teachers

Clinical partnerships and practices are integral to the development of preservice teachers. Students spend time in classrooms with P-12 students in methods classes, sophomore practicum, junior field experience as well as fourteen weeks of student teaching.

Several years ago, the education department re-designed the sophomore practicum for all teacher candidates. All students are immersed in an educational experience at Elder Grove School, which includes 40 hours of classroom work, shadowing a student and preparing a student profile and educational plan for him/her, as well as spending time with certified and classified teachers and staff.

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Inspiring Change

"Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding."
William Arthur Ward

Faculty

Dedicated and Approachable

Pictured (right to left): Deanne Gemmill, Jodi Carlson, Jeri Heard, Kevin Croff

Majors

To receive a bachelor's degree in elementary, secondary or K-12 education at Rocky Mountain College, students choose among the following majors:

  • Elementary Education
  • K-12 - Art Education
  • K-12 - Health and Human Performance/Physical Education
  • K-12 - Music Education (Vocal and Instrumental)
  • Secondary - Biology and Science Broadfield Education - Biology
  • Secondary - English Education
  • Secondary - History and Social Studies Broadfield Education
  • Secondary - Mathematics Education
  • Secondary - Psychology Education
  • Secondary - Science Broadfield Education - Chemistry

 

Minors

Minors are available in the secondary education major fields. In addition, the following minors are available:

  • K-12 Reading
  • Secondary - Political Science (Government) Education