The Teacher Education Department offers students exciting opportunities through student clubs and special programs. These include:
Teachers Without Borders on Campus
The mission of Teachers Without Borders on Campus at Fort Lewis College is to build student leaders, because they have the drive, the enthusiasm, and the desire to make a difference. We provide students with the materials and knowledge needed to impact the educational gap. We support the professional development of educators by exploring current educational issues locally, nationally, and internationally. We also support the collaboration of student organizations on campus who share the same or similar aspirations and goals. Our best intention is to think and act locally and impact globally.
See an informative Teachers Without Borders on Campus Presentation here.
Navajo Nation Teacher Education Outreach Program
Fort Lewis College’s Outreach Program serves the Navajo Nation, providing education courses leading to teacher licensure in the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Coursework is held on the Navajo Reservation. Students who hold an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree enroll teaching courses for a period of two and one-half years and pass through the program in a cohort of about twenty-five students. In a cooperative arrangement, students also enroll in Navajo language and culture courses at Dine’ College.
Students are supported by scholarships from the Navajo Nation Scholarship Office from a special fund for the training of teachers who are competent in Navajo language and culture. Students obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree with a student-constructed major in Bicultural Studies. Classes generally meet on Saturdays to accommodate those who work during the week.
The program began in 1991 and has successfully produced approximately six hundred teachers for reservation and border town schools.
For further information on how to enter the program contact:
Dr. Linda Simmons
Education & Business Hall, RM 238