- Alyssa Rafoth ’16
- Hometown: Canfield, OH
- Major: Intervention Specialist
Mount Union has given me the chance to participate in organizations, help the Alliance community and expand knowledge in my career path.
Intervention Specialist Hands-On Learning
Students who aspire to be an intervention specialist 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 with students of varying ages and exceptionalities. 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.
Experiential learning opportunities will give you many chances to put classroom knowledge to work. These opportunities include:
- Independent research
- Research with faculty or student peers
- Tutoring students with special needs
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.