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Orientation to Education Course

Interested in a career as a state-certified teacher? Start here with eSpelman's Orientation to Education course, offered completely online!


Act Now! The deadline to register for our fall 2021 course is Monday, Sept. 27.

This introductory course offers insight into the education field and requires only a bachelor’s degree in any field to take the course. Completion of this course satisfies the prerequisite for our online Teacher Certification Preparation Program coming in fall 2022.

What You’ll Learn

With our Orientation to Education course, you will be introduced to:

  • Historical, economic, sociological, philosophical and psychological understandings of schooling and education
  • Learning, diversity, technology, professional ethics, legal and policy issues, pedagogy and classroom management
  • Roles and responsibilities with the profession of teaching
  • Observing teachers and students in an actual school setting together with clinical engagement
  • Teaching processes and reflective thinking about teaching

Program Info

Dates
Oct. 4 - Dec. 3, 2021

Deadline to Register
Sept. 27, 2021

Time Commitment
8 weeks

Cost
$1,500*

Apply Today!

Prerequisites

  • A bachelor's degree in any field
  • 2.85 cumulative GPA
  • Submitted official transcripts

*Cost

This eSpelman course is being offered at our inaugural rate of $1,500. This rate will not last, so apply today!

Format

This course is online and self-paced. Learn in your own time and on your own schedule from anywhere you choose! While the course does include a field experience component, due to COVID-19 restrictions, should a student not be able to complete this component in-person, it can be completed fully online.

Virtual Information SessionsInformation Sessions

Join us for a Virtual Information Session to learn more about the Orientation to Education course and our Teacher Certification Preparation program.

Information Sessions


Spelman Faculty Course Developers

Khalilah Ali, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Admissions Coordinator, Education

Andrea Lewis, Ph.D., C'96
Director of Student Success Program, Associate Professor, Education