Journalism is vital to democracy, and as a journalism educator, you’ll get to be the one to instill those values and skillsets in future generations. With a bachelor’s degree in teaching journalism, you’ll graduate ably equipped to engage your students in writing, design, and digital storytelling.
We work closely with our Teachers College to craft a curricular experience that balances advocacy and excellence in the classroom. Because a huge part of learning how to teach is actually doing it, you’ll take the same journalistic storytelling and multimedia design classes as other department majors in addition to spending several weeks working alongside a secondary teacher, followed by 16 weeks of student teaching.
Outside the classroom, you’ll help coordinate or teach at our annual J-Day seminar, which brings hundreds of high school students onto campus, and be instrumental in our annual journalism workshops.Students tell us they arrive on campus and find more than an academic home; they find a sense of belonging that connects with them almost immediately and they launch onto a career path that leads to meaningful work.
Students leave prepared for careers as middle and high school journalism teachers, equipped with the tools and cutting-edge pedagogy that emboldens young minds and creates pathways to careers in journalism.
Our Teachers College
As a teaching major, you will join our nationally renowned Teachers College’s community that prepares tomorrow's professionals and leaders in all areas of education. Learn more about our education programs.
Journalism education is the best of both worlds for me. Not only do I get to grow in my knowledge of writing, photography, videography and design, but I also get to share these passions with individuals who can one day use these tools to make a difference. My future students have the opportunity to share unique stories about other’s passions and influences, and to capture a sense of humanity for later generations to acknowledge.
Journalism Education Major, Class of 2020
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