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Skidmore College, Department of Education Studies

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity


815 North BroadwaySaratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The department’s mission is to develop competent, knowledgeable, and reflective educators, who are capable of meeting the diverse learning and developmental needs of students within varied learning contexts. The department strives to expose students to the foundations and social context of education in the hope that as future educators they will work to create social justice. Education Studies graduates will be able to teach the relevant learning standards, to think through complex educational situations, to make effective teaching decisions, and to communicate ideas to students, colleagues, parents, and concerned citizens. The longer version can be found here:


Volunteers will be utilized in a simulate parent scenario where teachers candidates practice delivering good and bad news about a student to diverse parents and guardians. Volunteers will be provided background information about their character and prompts to use based upon teacher candidates responses and interactions with yo


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