To some extent, with good reason. You'd be amazed how totally useless many education classes are.It's also amazing how dismissive people in the sciences are of education departments.
My wife decided to turn her back on computer science and become a high school math teacher a few years ago, so she returned to school to obtain her teaching credential. The majority of the course work seemed to involve making collages and posters and writing the occasional Politically Correct essay, none of which actually assisted her in the classroom in anyway.
The only worthwhile part of the program was the student teaching she had to do, and that was worth the entire cost of admission.