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Early Childhood Education Hands-On Learning

Students who choose to major in early childhood education at the University Mount Union have ample opportunities to observe and teach in the classroom within a variety of educational settings. Getting involved in extracurricular opportunities and student organizations will better prepare you for a long range of plans in the field of education. Whether you want to be a teacher, guidance counselor, administrator or professor, Mount Union will provide you with the opportunity to set an example and inspire the next generation to become life-long learners.

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. 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 on Native American reserva­tions schools.

Teaching abroad is definitely possible at Mount Union. Education students have taught abroad in the following countries:

  • Ireland
  • Australia
  • Spain
  • Costa Rica

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 open specifically for education majors.