- Lillian Evans ‘13
- Hometown: Copley, Ohio
- Major: Early Childhood Education
What makes Mount Union different from other colleges and universities is the environment. All of the professors care about how I am doing academically and personally.
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 the chance to go out into the classroom and gain practical experience, which is critical to finding a teaching job after graduation. Mount Union’s teacher candidates earn more than 600 clock hours in real classroom settings, observing, assisting and teaching within a wide range of public school settings. Because of these field experiences, you can find out not only know what does work in a classroom but also learn what does not work. In the United States, students may broaden their horizons by taking advantage of unique and diverse placements through the Chicago Semester Program and Native American reservations schools.
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.