Field experiences provide you with the opportunity to go out into classrooms and gain practical experience, which is critical to a successful career in middle 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.
Participation in Alliance City School's Navigators Program is another opportunity for middle childhood edcuation majors to gain hands-on experieces as a teacher. The Navigators Program is an after school program at Alliance Middle School, in which education majors from Mount Union are actively involved as paid teachers and/or volunteers.
Mount Union students can also take advantage of our clinical exchange programs. Students can broaden their horizons by choosing a clinical placement through the Chicago Semester Program or at a Native American reservation school.