Teachers significantly impact their students and school communities. At Hendrix, we focus on education's role in promoting equity by preparing students, through our social justice minor, for alternative teacher preparation opportunities, including residency programs, pursuing a master's degree, alternative licensure, and accelerated programs.
Look to the Future
Students interested in teaching careers should complete the social justice minor, including the recommended core courses for education. Additionally, one of the six course credits for the minor must be an approved for-credit internship. This field-based internship placement matches students' vocational interests in social justice and must include work that enhances their understanding of equity issues experienced by marginalized populations.
For additional information about the social justice minor and alternative teacher preparation options, contact Dr. Dionne Jackson in the Sociology/Anthropology Department. To learn more about local, regional, and national residency and alternative licensure programs, contact Mrs. Rynnett Clark in the Office of Career Services.