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.