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 by pursuing a degree in middle childhood education from the University of Mount Union and completing our CAEP accredited Teacher Education Program.

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 significantly 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.

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 that may include language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Our program also provides you with an opportunity to earn reading and middle school generalist endorsements.

Mount Union's Department of Education and Teacher Education Program is geared toward assisting candidates in obtaining a teaching appointment after graduation. A major or minor in education also provides students with an excellent foundation for careers in a number of fields outside of education.

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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