Promotion of Department

Promotion of the Education Majors to Prospective Candidates

Students interested in education majors receive an email from the department describing the available programs once they are admitted to the College. The department has also hosted meet and greets at our Spring Day on Campus in 2017 and at Meet Me at The Avenue in 2018, which were promoted to prospective and admitted students, respectively. 

For STEM majors - as with education, students expressing interest in each STEM major receive an email from the respective department once they are admitted. We also send emails from the biology, chemistry, and physics departments to students who have not yet applied (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) who have indicated an interest in those areas. In addition, our STEM departments have hosted a STEM Preview Weekend for admitted students in 2018 and 2019 and we have invited prospective students in the area to STEM Fall Poster Days in 2017 and 2018.

All teacher education students admitted to education programs are made aware of the need for STEM, Special Education and ESL teachers. This is also a point of emphasis during academic advisement. The Education Department also provides informational materials about these fields in the form of "Rack Cards" which are available in the department office. Samples are shown below.

Become a Teacher Rack Card

ESL Rack Card

Exceptional Education Rack Card

Office of Admission | 2019–20 Event Dates

Additionally, the St. Mary’s Admissions Office holds several recruitment events throughout the year. Education faculty members attend these events to promote their programs to prospective candidates. As part of their efforts, faculty provide prospective candidates program materials such as those shown above. As an example of recruitment events, the admissions calendar for 2019-2020 is shown below.

  • Senior Preview Day
  • Monday, September 16, 2019
  • Monday, October 14, 2019 (Columbus Day)
  • Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Monday, February 17, 2020 (President’s Day)
  • Audience: High school seniors
  • What to Expect: Prospective students in classes throughout the morning

Belles Tailgate

  • Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Audience: High school juniors & seniors
  • What to Expect: Open house with all academic departments present

Meet Me at The Avenue & Presidential Scholars Breakfast

  • Sunday, March 22, 2020
  • Audience: Accepted high school seniors  
  • What to Expect: Open house with all academic departments present

Spring Day on Campus

  • Sunday, April 19, 2020
  • Audience: High school sophomores and juniors
  • What to Expect: Open house with all academic departments present