Find My Team: Education

Our Lunder School of Education re-envisions teacher education and provides opportunities to interact with local teacher leaders, recognized for their excellence in the field.

We know the sooner you’re in the classroom, the better. You’ll be in the classroom from your first year to your last with a total of over 920 hours of classroom experience, with opportunity for paid experiences such as substitute teaching.

At the Lunder School of Education, we teach you using the same methods you’ll use in the classroom. That means we inspire you to problem solve creatively and engage in self-directed learning on curriculum pathways including educational gaming design, student-centered inquiry learning, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).

What Our Faculty Wish to Share

Student Success Stories

“The Lunder School of Education equipped me with the tools I need and has molded me into a reflective learner. I’m constantly thinking about what I could do better, or about how I could engage students and make school a place they like to be.”

Noel Frith ’22, M.S.Ed. ’23
Science Teacher
Waterville Senior High School

Noel Frith - Lunder School of Education
Chelsey Cote - Lunder School of Education

“I believe that students should consider studying education at Thomas College because I truly believe the program provides students with opportunities unlike anywhere else. Whether it be programing rovers in STEAM or being able to present at a local conference to do some early networking. Whatever you need to be able to jumpstart your career, Thomas College is there to help.”

Chelsey Cote ’25
Middle Education Major

Classes & Connections

Education Student Presentations

Class Activities Spotlight

Students are given the opportunity at the end of their student teaching experience to present to the Thomas community about what they learned during student teaching and what’s next for them.

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Program Offerings

Your Education Team Leaders

Katie Rybakova Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Lunder School of Education [email protected] 207-859-1158
Heather Batchelor Associate Professor of Education [email protected] 207-859-1340