Recognized numerous times by Colleges of Distinction for its holistic approach to education, Davis & Elkins College has been honored further for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in business and education. The awards highlight D&E’s use of high-impact practices and experiential learning in preparing students for future careers.
Colleges of Distinction advocates for schools whose undergraduate experiences are grounded in a philosophy of well-rounded, individualized engagement. To that end, Davis & Elkins has excelled at having students graduate and enter the workforce with solid, well-developed critical thinking skills as well as the ability to adapt in an ever-changing society.
“Both programs have continually evolved over time and added new courses, minors and majors,” said Davis & Elkins Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Rob Phillips. “With student teaching in education and the required internship in our business programs, both programs provide students with a blend of courses and outside-of-the-classroom experiences that leave our students well-prepared for a variety of career paths or continuing education.”
The accolades in business and education were borne out of a need for college curricula that are comprehensive not only in course material, but also in practicality. Davis & Elkins has met these needs with a blend of liberal arts education, program-specific training, and abundant opportunities for real-world application.
“We complete a thorough review of the programs in question before giving the awards,” said Tyson Schritter, chief operating officer for Colleges of Distinction. “We’re looking for such qualities as accreditation, breadth of program, advising and mentoring, integration of career services, and successful outcomes for students. It’s wonderful to see how Davis & Elkins really exemplifies these qualities.”
Davis & Elkins is proud to graduate future educators who are not only knowledgeable, but also efficient mentors who provide empathetic support and novel teaching methods. Davis & Elkins education programs include elementary education, special education and content specialization, along with minors in early childhood education and instructional technology.
Globalization and the intricacies of business operations require effective communication and apt problem-solving strategies. The Davis & Elkins College Division of Business and Entrepreneurship offers majors in accounting, business, economics, finance, hospitality and tourism management, management, marketing and outdoor recreation management.
About Colleges of Distinction
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