Immersive Learning: Education Students Travel to Civil Rights Center

April 1, 2022

Earlier this month, Assistant Professor of Special Education Amanda Bock took students on an Immersive Learning trip to The International Civil Rights Center & Museum in Greensboro. This trip enabled students to learn essential aspects of teaching social studies to elementary school students.

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum opened in 2010 as a comprehensive museum of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States and an innovative educational organization devoted to understanding and advancing civil and human rights in the U.S. and the world.

Bock saw this trip as a way for WPU students to learn more extensively about the content that they would spend significant parts of their curriculum teaching, Civil Rights in the United States.

Most of Bock’s classes are for students who want to be teachers. WPU Education courses will prepare students to thoroughly teach a diverse population of students, including students with disabilities. 

“Students who want to make a difference in the world through teaching will find everything they need in our Education Program,” Bock said. 

Bock, who has been at WPU for eight years, focuses on special education and teaching classroom management and assessment. 

“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing our future teachers in action during field experiences and student teaching,” Bock said. “Watching them apply the strategies they have learned throughout the program is very rewarding.”