About Our Students


Two male teacher candidates construct an item using packing peanuts in a workshop where they are learning about activiites to use in an elementary classroomOur students come from all walks of life and cover a multitude of age levels and experience. Many have spent multiple hours substitute teaching in classrooms, but some come with little to no experience with school-age children. It is not unusual for a 20 year old traditional student to be writing a lab report in Dr. Childs’ TEP 426 Methods of Elementary Science class with a 50 year old who has just retired from the armed service.

Our students have a reputation as being strong in their content areas because of the pairing of the Elementary Major and the Secondary Minors with concurrently completed content majors.