School of Education and Social Work

The "Gift of Teaching" Scholarship

“We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in generosity; the leader, in diligence; the compassionate, in cheerfulness.” – Romans 12:6-8

The Education department at Roberts Wesleyan College has the mission to prepare women and men to be highly competent, moral, and caring teachers. Right now is an exciting time to be a part of the Teacher Education Programs.  Here are some of the exciting updates:

  • The traditional undergraduate programs leading to dual certification are stronger than ever, thanks to the new curriculum and enthusiastic, skilled leadership of Dr. Denise Johnson
  • The non-traditional degree-completion program called Pathway to Teaching, or PTT, launched Cohort 10
  • We revised the curriculum in the M.Ed. programs leading to initial certification (dual certification at both the childhood and adolescent levels) to better prepare graduates

“Making a decision on where you want to go to college is often a difficult one. Once I thought through my college choices, I realized how much I wanted to attend Roberts Wesleyan College. Because of the financial assistance that I was offered, I was able to make my dream a reality. I am very thankful for this assistance, and truly value the education I received. These experiences helped me to secure a full time teaching job in the Canandaigua City School District (6th grade math) one month after I graduated. Roberts Wesleyan helped to propel me forward into a job that I absolutely love!” – Jackie Corbett, Class of 2016

The impact Jackie is making on students today would not have been possible without scholarship money. In order to continue developing Roberts education majors, we are asking you, as alumni, to consider giving to the “Gift of Teaching” Student Scholarship today!


Proverbs 18:14 Scholarship (for Social Work)

“A man’s spirit will endure sickness, but a broken spirit who can bear?” – Proverbs 18:14(ESV)

The Department of Social Work at Roberts Wesleyan College believes that social work is a profession, a calling and a ministry to the wounded and broken spirits in our world. We have recently been ranked number nine in the nation for top Christian Social Work Programs. This is in large part due to:

  • Our innovations in teaching with our simulation labs for the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance programs and others
  • Extracurricular offerings like the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
  • Continued stellar success on NY State licensing exams

Our graduates are making a difference in the lives of individuals locally, nationally and globally.

“I had countless opportunities within the social work program at Roberts Wesleyan College, all of which were made possible by scholarships. Whether through studying abroad and learning about diversity in an international setting, working with a professor to conduct research about positive youth development, or taking intriguing classes that taught valuable social work skills, I learned how to interact with and help those who have been broken by traumatic events and life's challenges. I learned that Christian values are the epitome of social work values through Jesus's life of helping the outcasts and offering hope to the downtrodden. Various scholarships made my experience at Roberts a possibility, in turn giving me the confidence to go into the world to help those who are hurting and hopeless, just as Jesus did” -Maria Hogan '15

Whether you are a graduate from our Undergrad or Grad program, please consider helping us continue the tradition of a great social work program and give to the Proverbs 18:14 scholarship today!