I chose middle childhood education as my major because I love working with kids and helping our next generation grow. Mount Union has a top-rated education program and my experience within the education department before declaring my major solidified my decision. My ultimate career goal is to be a seventh-grade history teacher at a school close to home. Mount Union has helped me prepare for that goal by expanding my writing and speaking skills while emphasizing the importance of compassion and empathy. Mount Union has not only made me a better student and pre-professional, but a better person as well.
Excelling at UMU
Mount Union quickly became a second home for me because of the caring faculty and staff and the friendly environment. Everyone looks out for you and has your best interest at heart. Faculty and staff reach out to make sure you remain on track and are doing well outside of academics. Some experimental learning opportunities that I have had at Mount Union include being able to observe classrooms and have one on one tutoring opportunities with students from Alliance Middle School. Being able to observe teachers at the middle school and high school level has been my favorite experience because I got to see the different ways classrooms are set and different ways that teachers teach. This experience helped me realize that I was making the right choice when deciding a major.
Choosing the University for You
The college and university search can feel stressful at times but my advice would be to trust how you feel when you step onto a campus, look for a college or university that cares about you as a student and a person, and talk with students that are currently enrolled to get a more accurate description of life on campus.