Hear from students about teacher education

(subtitle: Abby, Early Childhood Education, Teaching English Language Learners) I looked at a bunch of universities in Ohio And Miami has an excellent education program and I knew coming into college that I wanted to be in education. (Subtitle: Emily, Early Childhood Education) I didn’t really know much about Miami I’d heard it’s pretty; it has red brick buildings And I came here and-omigosh-did I fall in love (subtitle: Jalen, Middle Childhood Education) The Teacher Education Department here is really– It’s creative and allows you to get a lot of hands-on, real world experience before you even graduate and enter a full-time teaching job. (subtitle: Kyle, Early Childhood Education, Teaching English Language Learners) You’re actually able to get in there And see these principals and work And actually engage the kids and do activities And practice your classroom management That’s when it all comes together. (subtitle: Meghan, Early Childhood Education) We do so many cool activities And group projects that just are very stimulating and are stuff that I’m going to use. I could not have asked for a better education at Miami as an undergrad and that is due largely to the faculty. The faculty are some of the most supportive, caring, and nurturing individuals. I think it’s just that idea of teaching-itself- and how you have to have genuine people in the profession– You have to have people who actually care. And they’re not only your professors, they’re your friends And I’m still talking to my professors that had since I was a freshman and they really take the time to make sure that you’re going to succeed and they want to be there for you every step of the way. They always help you with not even schoolwork but just personal life situations. There’s a lot of collaboration. and there’s ample opportunity if you look for it to engage with professors in their research, or projects, or writing a paper with the professor. I think freshman year I went to Megafair and it’s super overwhelming ’cause there’s so many clubs and organizations. There are some education clubs that I definitely joined. I started a new organization last semester called “Project You”. I started the “Future Educator’s Association” at Miami which is the first pre-professional organization for individuals who want to go into teacher education. Any time there’s some sort of student organization display somewhere it’s an excellent way to look at everything that you can get involved in. It was my choice to take my weekends to work on research or take the time to study abroad and take the time to walk into a faculty member’s office but the support that I received at Miami to grow as an undergraduate– was phenomenal. I absolutely love it. It’s the perfect fit for me. I, yeah, I can’t imagine doing anything else.

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