Loyola University Maryland


The Visionary Course Pairing

Introduction to Education: School and Society (ED 100D)

Introduces students to the role of education in today's multicultural world and their own academic disciplines. Topics include the historical and sociological foundations of education and implications for schooling our increasingly diverse population; principles of how children learn; ways schools can facilitate student achievement; and the impact of educational technology. Concurrent with readings and discussions, students learn through hands-on experience and interactions with K-12 pupils in communities and in schools. The co-requisite for this course is a field experience in a school setting (ED 431).

Faculty biography

Dr. Jessica Enos is a clinical assistant professor in the Teacher Education department. Jessica previously taught elementary school in Baltimore City Public Schools and Prince George's County Public Schools before finishing her doctoral degree at the University of Maryland College Park. Currently, she supervises teaching interns in Baltimore County Public Schools and teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses within the School of Education.

Effective Writing (WR 100)

Think about your favorite piece of writing -- what effect does it have on you? Effective writing has the strength to make someone laugh, think, learn and act. Your mission in this course to write with strength and confidence. In this class, you will think about how powerful writing affects you both as a reader and a writer. Reading pieces by writers like Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Susan Casey will give you the chance to look through the lens of other writers in order to sharpen or refocus your own. Activities out of the classroom will serve to broaden your understanding of yourself in the context of your new community as well. In addition, you have the opportunity to take one of two tracks: the traditional path or the service-learning option. Service offers yet another text to integrate among our readings, discussions, and writing opportunities. On the service track, you'll be asked to see yourself in direct relationship to those you meet at Tunbridge Charter School. Whether you opt for service-learning or not, you will have the opportunity to serve people outside our classroom through your writing. We will always try to contextualize our discussions beyond ourselves and to see how writers attempt to move their readers and affect the world around them. As you look beyond yourself, you will use your writing to envision who you wish to become. Along the way, you'll be writing for action.

Faculty biography

Dr. Andrea Leary is Assistant Teaching Faculty and the Internship Coordinator in the Department of Writing, where she has been teaching for the last 28 years. In all of her classes, her goal is to guide her students toward excellence in writing while keeping the Jesuit mission of people "with and for others" in their thoughts. Margaret Meade's reminder guides her teaching: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Mentor biography

Kathleen Bruns is the Assistant Director of Disability Support Services.  She has been working at Loyola for eight years and she enjoys working with the students in Messina, helping them navigate the transition to college.  Outside of work, she enjoys a variety of activities including tennis, golf, yoga, pilates, and hiking.

Virtual Advisor

ED 100D satisfies the diversity core requirement. WR 100 satisfies the Composition core requirement for all students.

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Advising and Support

7 ways Loyola helps ease the transition to college

A student shares seven ways her first-year experience was enhanced by the people and programs at Loyola.

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