Teaching & Learning, Mitchell College

Teaching & Learning Core

Students pursuing the Teaching & Learning degree will learn core fundamentals essential to success in numerous fields. Our unique academic model allows for ample room to also explore your emerging interests. Your education may be broad within the Teaching & Learning Core or laser focused on one – or more – concentrations.

Teaching & Learning Concentrations

  • Early Childhood Studies (with optional Teacher Certification)
  • Liberal & Professional Studies
  • Physical Education & Sport Fitness
Course Content Preview
A small sample of course content within the Teaching & Learning Core:
  • Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Educational Psychology
  • Introduction to Human Development
  • Psychology of Creativity
  • Teaching Methods and Techniques in in Early Childhood Education
  • Nutrition, Health, and Safety in Early Childhood Education
  • Social Emotional Development in Young Children

If you’re seeking a degree in Early Childhood Studies with Teacher Certification, know that the state of Connecticut has approved Mitchell College for the Early Childhood Teacher Credential at the bachelor’s level. The College is also one of only a few undergraduate colleges in the state that offers a teacher certification program in PreK-3. The Children’s Learning Center at Mitchell College also offers education students an on-campus “lab” experience.

Internships & Professional Experiences

Your career begins on day one at Mitchell. You’ll learn about the unique strengths only you can bring to your future career. Next, you’ll get a “behind the scenes” look at our area partner organizations and businesses. We continue to layer in skills building, resume crafting, mock interviews, networking, alumni panels and more. Finally, you’ll get opportunities to apply your honed abilities and Teaching & Learning academics in the real world by connecting to internships and professional experiences with our regional employers:

Early Childhood Studies (with optional Teacher Certification)

Liberal & Professional Studies

  • High Hopes Therapeutic Riding
  • Montville Youth Service Bureau
  • New London Youth Affairs
  • Vista Life Innovations
  • Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut

Physical Education & Sport Fitness

  • Advantage Personal Training
  • David McIlhenney Fitness Studio
  • Summit Fitness and Sports
Teaching & Learning, Mitchell College