Students who choose to major in physical 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 long range of plans in the field of education. Whether you want to be a teacher, coach, administrator or professor, Mount Union will put you on the fast track to finding a rewarding 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.
Students in Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) is a student led organization that provides those interested in health education and physical education with development opportunities to enhance skills, knowledge, and professional growth. SHAPE is open to any UMU student with an interest in health and/or physical education to promote active and healthy lifestyles.
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.