On-Campus Opportunities

Outside the classroom, there are many ways for you to get involved in the department and on the wider campus. Click the links below to learn more.

  • Internships
    • You will definitely spend some time working, volunteering and learning in the “real world” while you are at PSU. If you want to pursue extra internships or find out more, you should visit MaryAnne Purtill or the Global Education Office
  • Organizations/Activities:
    • In our department, we have the Childhood Studies Club, which is the local chapter of ASCD, a national professional organization in education. The student club description is as follows:
      • “The Childhood Studies Club is a student organization made up of mostly Elementary Education and Childhood Studies Majors. We host a series of events throughout the semester for children in the Plymouth community. We have education panels where students, professors, teachers, principals and administrators get together to discuss the ins and outs of the teaching profession and what first year teachers can expect. We have weekly meetings and monthly fun nights where we do group bonding activities ranging from spaghetti dinners to hiking the local mountains. We welcome all students regardless of their majors.”
    • Outside our department you will find a great variety of other student activities and organizations available to you. Click here to learn more about student organizations and activities on campus.
  • Scholarships
    • For more information on scholarships and financial aid from PSU, click here.
    • Click for more information on private scholarships.
    • For more information about alumni scholarships, click here.
  • Employment
    • Students in Elementary Education and Childhood studies often complete their work-study hours through employment at the Center for Young Children and Families on campus. Employment is available even if you do not have work-study.
    • Our department office also offers a few work-study positions each semester. Contact Brenda Gleich for more information.
    • Many other employment opportunities exist on campus. Click here to learn more.
  • Graduate Programs
    • Many of our students continue on to pursue graduate degrees. Some of the programs most commonly completed by our graduates are listed below. Click here for more information and a complete list of programs:
        • MEd in Special Education
        • MEd in Integrated Arts
        • MEd in Reading and Writing
        • MEd in School Counseling
        • MEd in Curriculum and Instruction
        • CAGS in Arts, Leadership and Learning
        • MEd in Athletic Administration
        • MEd in Educational Leadership
  • Other Opportunities
    • The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) is a partnership between Plymouth State University, Plymouth Elementary School and Friends of the Arts, a local arts education organization. It was founded in the fall of 1994 by Dr. Trish Lindberg and Dr. Dan Perkins. PSU students have the opportunity to experience arts education first hand by assisting with ETC’s inter-generational drama productions, children’s arts festivals, drama workshops and arts displays.
    • Click here to find out what some of our alumni are doing today!

Contact Us

Department of Elementary Education and Childhood Studies

Chair: Marianne True

034 Rounds Hall, Lower Level
8 a.m.–4 p.m., M–F

Phone: 603-535-2285
Email: bgleich@plymouth.edu (Brenda Gleich, Administrative Assistant)
Fax: 603-535-2879

Mailing Address
17 High Street
MSC #38
Plymouth, NH 03264