Adolescence to Young Adult Education Internships and Hands-On Learning
Students who choose to minor in adolescent to young adult education (AYA) will have ample opportunities to observe and teach in the classroom while studying at the University of Mount Union. Getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and student organizations will better prepare you for a wide range of plans in the field of education. Whether you want to be a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, administrator or professor, Mount Union will put you on the fast track to finding a rewarding and successful career, equipped with all of the necessary skills, knowledge and experience.
Field experiences provide you with the opportunity to go out into classrooms and gain practical experience, which is critical to a successful career in early childhood education after graduation. The University of Mount Union’s CAEP accredited Teacher Education Program candidates gain more than 600 hours of experience in real classroom settings, observing, assisting and teaching by the time they graduate. Because of these field experiences, you will have the opportunity to discover what does and does not work in a classroom setting as well as apply strategies learned in your courses and find out what will be your best practices.
Mount Union students can also take advantage of our clinical exchange programs. Students can broaden their horizons by choosing a placement through the Chicago Semester Program or at a Native American reservation school.
Research allows you to analyze and investigate areas that you’re most interested in. Students at Mount Union have the following research opportunities:
- Independent research
- Research with faculty or student peers
- Honors projects
- Research-based courses
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an international honorary for education majors. KDP was founded in 1911 and promotes excellence in and recognizes outstanding contributions to education. Members of KDP exemplify worthy education ideals, express an intention of continuing in the field of education and show evidence of leadership abilities.
Student National Education Association (SNEA) is a student-led organization on Mount Union’s campus, and is open specifically for education majors.