Dr. Peter Schneller

Teaching Area(s): Education

I tell stories of my successes and failures in teaching and try to show them that our failures are probably our greatest learning experiences.


Join the growing field of teaching through our program in middle childhood education.  Due to a larger number of children and adults seeking education opportunities and increased retirements, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that job opportunities in the education field will grow in the years to come.  This growth is expected to be larger at the elementary (grades 1-5) and middle school (grades 6-8) levels. In addition, reforms, such as universal preschool and all-day kindergarten, will require more preschool and kindergarten teachers as well.

As a middle childhood education major at Mount Union, you will be able fulfill this growing need with preparation for teaching grades four through nine.  You will be primed to specialize in young adolescent development, selecting at least two areas of emphasis including language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.  Our program also provides you with an opportunity to earn reading and middle school generalist endorsements.

The Department of Education is geared toward assisting candidates in obtaining a teaching appointment.  A major or minor in education provides an excellent foundation for careers in a number of areas.

Alliance City Schools
Austintown School District
Marlington School District
Rootstown Elementary

Childcare centers
Youth ministry
Human services professions
Corporate training

100% of Middle Childhood Education majors from the classes of 2009-2014 were able to start a degree-required career or were accepted to graduate school within 6 months of graduation. (from a survey with 65% self-reporting)
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