Wagner College Education Department
Wagner College's Department of Education is a nationally accredited program that prepares professional educators to work effectively in settings that are inclusive for students with disabilities and reflective of society's broad socio-economic diversities. We have programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, ranging from birth to grade 12, for aspiring and experienced teachers and for school leaders.
The Department is committed to pedagogical practices that are inclusive, democratic, and constructivist. One of the five key components of our program's conceptual framework is that educators should be active in communities. Accordingly, the program is deeply involved in the broader Wagner College efforts to engage the Port Richmond Partnership, a collaborative of community groups, faith communities, businesses and schools committed to creating demonstrable change in education, health care, economic development, and immigration justice issues.
The Department of Education links undergraduate and graduate programs to Port Richmond and other schools, partnering with principals and city agencies to ensure educators in training have meaningful learning experiences that both grow knowledge and competence in the Wagner student and meaningful, long-term, positive changes in the schools themselves.