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Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: Albion Scores Well in Ratings

Albion College sign
Albion College once again scored well in the 2016 Educator Preparation Institutions Performance Score Reports that included 33 Michigan colleges and universities.

Maymester's Message? 'I Want to Be a Teacher'

Bess Pelton, '17, at the 2016 Maymester Showcase
"I always knew I wanted to work with kids and this just solidified it," said Bess Pelton, '17 (left), an English major with an elementary education concentration from Bloomfield Hills. Education, it seems, can come from all directions and perhaps that was never more in evidence than at the 10th annual Showcase Learning Fair on May 26, hosted by Albion College's Education Department and Fritz Shurmur Center for Teacher Development.

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Strengthens Albion-Costa Rica Ties

Fulbright visiting scholar Susana Murillo

Coming to Albion as a visiting Fulbright scholar, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA) professor Susana Murillo was delighted by a truly unique experience: playing in the College’s Jazz Ensemble all year. "We played at Cascarelli's, Goodrich Chapel and the Hillsdale-Albion Jazz Festival, and I don't think they expected to see their Fulbright scholar doing that.”

Binda Foundation Supports Next Phase of Education Maymester

Amanda Miley, '13, presents her portfolio at the 2013 Education Maymester Showcase.
The Boundary Crossings program, in which junior-year Albion College students pursuing a teaching career conceive, plan, and teach interdisciplinary subject units to Albion public-school students, received a $15,000 grant to extend the initiative to Marshall High School. Following Albion Public Schools' transition to a K-8 district, the funding allows the successful nine-year-old program to continue to impact the city's high-school-age students.

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