Tyler Stewart '19
Major: Early Childhood Education
Hometown: Paris, Ohio
Minor Intervention Specialist
Member of FCA, ITS Math and indoor intermural soccer
Future 1st grade teacher
Hearing About Mount
I grew up hearing about Mount Union because the campus is only 15 minutes away from my house. I chose Mount Union for two reasons: it was close to home and the education program is top notch.
Small Classes, Big Support System
I think my favorite thing about Mount Union is how friendly the students and the faculty are. There are small class sizes, so you really get to know other classmates as well as the professors. Also, the professors are very helpful in doing everything they can to help get you through classes. It’s like they are your own personal support system.
Choosing Early Education
I chose Early Childhood Education as my major because of my love for children. I am observing some elementary classes right now and getting involving in teaching the kids and I absolutely love it. I decided to teach younger kids because they seem to want to come to school and they enjoy it more.
The Education Faculty has helped me adjust to college life throughout the years. They have all helped with keeping me organized, helping better myself as a student along with developing healthy study habits and they have helped me get involved in many different educational activities outside the classroom. At the very least, I can thank them for shaping me to become a successful educator.
Picking a Minor
To be the best teacher I can be, I thought minoring as an Intervention Specialist would make me a well-rounded teacher and improve my teaching style. Learning how to teach typical and atypical students is helping me to become a successful teacher.
Learning Through Experience
I have had experiential learning opportunities such as observing elementary classrooms and working one-on-one with students. My favorite experience so far has been being a part of a 1st grade elementary class at Lexington Elementary. I was placed in this classroom last year and this year and there is just something about the teacher and the classroom that has a homelike feeling.
Goal for the Future
My ultimate career goal is to teach 1st grade and coach soccer and baseball high school sports. Mount Union is preparing me by shaping me into the best possible teacher I can become.
Assisted by Integrative Core
The integrative core classes will make me a better professional in my field by helping me understand material I didn’t before. The Integrative Core is beneficial to learning more in depth about your field of study.
I chose Mount Union for two reasons: it was close to home and the education program is top notch.
- Where is your favorite travel destination?
- Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
- What is your favorite holiday?
- Christmas because I get to see all my family and the snow.
- What is your favorite quote or motto?
- “In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can” –Nikos Kazantzakis
- What did you want to be when you grew up as a kid?
- A Teacher
- What’s your favorite app?