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Opportunities to Grow
Morris Aboretum Sculpture

Thanks to a partnership with the Morris Arboretum, CHC education majors have a beautiful natural environment in which to learn to create a nurturing classroom environment. "Classroom in the Community" is a program that exposes pre-service teachers to the benefits of field trips.

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Membership in the Council for Exceptional Children is open to all Education majors and minors. The Council provides students with opportunities to become knowledgeable with the latest research on the educational needs of children with disabilities,

Graduate students

At Chestnut Hill College, the Graduate education division seeks to foster a deep commitment to teaching and lifelong learning. The overall objective of the program is to contribute significantly to the improvement of instruction in the classroom, the leadership in schools, and support services to meet the needs of all children.

Department News

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KDE (Kappa Delta Epsilon) Honor Society held an Health Initiatives drive to collect tissues, hand soap and hand sanitizer for a school in Philadelphia.

Panel discussion

As Pennsylvania considered implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Sen.

Young authors

One of the assignments the class completed was creating and designing a children’s story. Each book was written and illustrated by the individual student in the class. These books represent the author’s appreciation of subject matter, word choice, and images that appeal to beginning readers.

AM Academy

Peek into the library at Fort Washington Elementary School before school starts on Tuesdays and Thursdays and you will see 25 young students working with seven Chestnut Hill College education majors. 

A typical Montessori classroom consists of five learning areas including practical life, which is depicted above

Seeing the need for an integrative elementary education program, Sister Mary Xavier enlisted the help of Sister Mary Harold, a CHC graduate with a master’s degree in Montessori Elementary Education from Xavier University. Thanks to her commitment, CHC became one of just six U.S. colleges or universities to support a Montessori education curriculum at the undergraduate level.

Ana Marjanovic Shane

Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Ph.D., associate professor of education, has received a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar grant and will spend four months in Serbia, teaching at the University of Belgrade.