Being an elementary school teacher is about much more than teaching the “three R’s” of reading, writing, and arithmetic. It’s about understanding the unique challenges facing learners from all backgrounds.
With a degree in Childhood Education from Monroe, you’ll become proficient in recognizing — and addressing — the benchmarks for development in both typical and delayed elementary students. You’ll learn how you can be an advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion for your students, so that you can create a truly inclusive teaching environment. And you’ll learn how to collaborate with other education professionals , so that you can work as a team to maximize each student’s educational outcomes.
From your very first semester, you’ll begin your fieldwork placement, observing real teachers working with real students — and over the course of 180 cumulative hours, you’ll understand how they implement the strategies and techniques you’ve learned in the classroom. Then you’ll get to do it yourself, with two full semesters (200 hours) of student teaching in one of four unique placements before you graduate. By the time you graduate, you won’t just know what to do; you’ll have the confidence of knowing you can do it