College of Education
Post by Taylor Cashdan
There’s nothing better than being an education major and having every one of your classes in the lovely and aesthetically pleasing Poe Hall. OK, well maybe the building isn’t all that pretty, but the people inside certainly make you want to come back! Poe Hall is the home to all us education majors. Whether its math ed, English ed, or my subset, tech ed, the College of Education offers an array of programs toward licensure for all grade levels and disciplines.
I read once that if you’re good at something, never to do it for free. A cool thing about the College of Education is that no matter which concentration or subset you choose, the staff will help you hone in and enhance your skills to make you an asset to any company or organization in the professional world. Oh yeah, and you’ll be licensed to teach your craft!
And that’s the cool part about being an education major: you have the chance to take a class in almost any concentration to help strengthen your knowledge of a variety of topics. I’ve taken classes in the materials processing lab, where I’ve learned to weld, sodder and use a variety of tools. I’ve also taken web design and desktop publishing classes, as well as basic calculus and physics.
In Poe Hall alone a diverse group of classes are taught. There’s many humanities and psychology/sociology courses, which are required GEPs, as well as classes like ED204 where you are assigned a school in a nearby county to observe a teacher in a classroom environment.
Call me a little biased, but I’m a huge advocate for the Technology, Design and Engineering Education major. To my knowledge, it is one of the most hands on and comprehensive education concentrations that N.C. State offers. For example, in TDE 386 you investigate and engineer circuits and computer programs in order to program and build a functioning robot.
As you build and create, you are documenting everything from procedure to which team member attached each part. With this documentation you can then create a lesson plan for your future classes.
The College of Education has a lot to offer, and even if you haven’t considered education as a career I suggest sitting down with one of the many friendly advisers and just having a conversation. We might be able to reel you in.