The Maria Mitchell Observatory, home to the Department of Education  A seminar in the dome room of the Observatory  One of the “smart” classrooms in the Observatory  A student conferring with Professor Chris Bjork during office hours  Exploring College, a program of the Vassar Urban Education Initiative. Read more.  VAST, Vassar After School Tutoring, a program of the Vassar Urban Education Initiative.  Read more.  Exploring Vassar Farm. Read more about this environmental education program.

The Department of Education at Vassar College reflects the philosophy that a broad liberal arts education is the cornerstone of successful teaching. We emphasize the importance of critical reflection in developing an emerging philosophy of education and teaching. The department offers teacher preparation programs as well as the major or correlate in educational studies. More.