Students who choose to major in middle childhood education at the University Mount Union will 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 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. 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.
Navigators Program is an after school program at Alliance Middle School, in which education majors are actively involved.
Spring break trips are organized annually for Mount Union students, and education students specifically have the opportunity to travel to Charleston, SC as part of the middle school field experience/seminar class. The trip provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to teach at low-income, diverse middle schools.
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.