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On the 10th Anniversary of the College of Education: Alli Bernard

This year, the College of Education is celebrating its 10th anniversary since becoming a college! In commemoration, our undergraduate students were invited to participate in an essay contest with the following prompt:

Given our rich history, (1) Why do you think it is important that we are designated as a College (for instance, within the University and to our community partners) and (2) Why is our being a College important to you professionally and/or personally?

We are pleased to share the entries with you, please see below for the second-place winning essay by Alli Bernard!

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By Alli Bernard

Being a College of Education as opposed to a School of Education means more than just a fancy name change. Our designation as a College places an emphasis on the need and desire for well-trained teachers in the community because it can ensure the best teachers come out of the program. Being a college instead of a school and having students housed in Education as opposed to Arts and Sciences places an emphasis on their teaching degree, as opposed to their second major. This ensures that students are well rounded teachers who have spent time refining their skills in education practices and their chosen major. Equal time is spent in both majors, and in some cases even more time in education. Our faculty have spent many years teaching in schools similar to the ones in which we work and are committed to helping us grow and learn. This shows that not only does Marquette care about the quality of teachers they produce, but also that the community is receiving teachers who are dedicated to the success of their students. The 100+ hours of field work that students complete shows the investment placed on hands-on work, instead of textbook-based learning. We are given the opportunity to practice what we learn in all our classes, and we grow from that experience.

Personally, being a student in the College of Education at Marquette University shaped my college experience. It gave me a close knit group where I know most, if not all, the students in my year because of our small class size. I also was able to know my professors on a personal level, not just as a face in the room. Instead of being in a 100 person lecture hall with a TA, I was in small classes where the professors took the time to get to know us and our interests. By being a college, students are able to bond over shared experiences. It is through those bonds that I believe I made some of my closest friends, because no one quite understands the life of a pre-service teacher like other pre-service teachers. I have been involved in many different aspects of the college, such as being a freshman mentor, working in the Hartman Center, and going on the college’s faculty-led study abroad trip to Peru. I chose Marquette because of the College of Education and itssize, and I believe that I will be happy with this decision for the rest of my life. The college has given me so many opportunities and relationships because it is my primary major, as opposed to being an English major and in a School of Education. I am grateful for all the College of Education has to offer, and I hope that other students find it as helpful and rewarding as I have.

 

 

 

On the 10th Anniversary of the College of Education: Kathryn Rochford

This year, the College of Education is celebrating its 10th anniversary since becoming a college! In commemoration, our undergraduate students were invited to participate in an essay contest with the following prompt:

Given our rich history, (1) Why do you think it is important that we are designated as a College (for instance, within the University and to our community partners) and (2) Why is our being a College important to you professionally and/or personally?

We are pleased to share the entries with you, starting this week with our first place winner, Kathryn Rochford!

Abstract colorful holiday background of sky with fireworks and starsBy Kathryn Rochford

On the 10th anniversary year of the College of Education being designated as a college, it is necessary to address why it is important that this is so. By establishing Education as its own college at the university, Marquette not only demonstrates to the university and its community partners that it has a commitment to educating and training its students for success in the workplace, but also that Marquette cares for the generations that have not even been born yet as it places an emphasis on training and developing successful teachers that will lead these next generations in the pursuit of knowledge. When the College of Education stands on its own, it shows that Marquette strongly values and emulates its mission statement of service, excellence, faith, and leadership. Teachers bring forth all these elements in the classroom by serving students day after day, and by helping their students to pursue excellence and to become the best version of themselves.

While the faith teachers express is not always their religious faith, teachers do hold tremendous faith in students and their capabilities. Teachers lead the next generations in their pursuit for higher education and inspire students to model and become good citizens. This demonstrates to the community that Marquette is serious about producing eligible candidates for employment at schools in the area and beyond, and that Marquette values deeply the thorough training and preparedness of its graduates for the teaching career they face. The College of Education, by standing as its own college, exemplifies the truths it holds throughout all the university and personifies the elements of service, excellence, faith, and leadership in the teachers it graduates and sends into the workplace.

The College of Education is also important to me both professionally and personally by having it designated as its own college. It is important to me personally because it shows me that Marquette values me as a student and a prospective teacher, and wants to ensure that I am receiving individualized guidance and preparation for my examinations at the end of my senior year for my certification as a teacher (attention not offered in majors with colleges that directly apply to them). It is important to me professionally that Education is designated as its own college because it shows my future employers that I attended a school with a college that cared deeply about its own students and desires for the future educators of the world to be as experienced as possible in preparation for their future careers. I am proud to be part of a college and university that instills in me the values that every successful educator should demonstrate in their classroom: service, excellence, faith, and leadership, as well as a college that wants to ensure that I am well-prepared for my future serving others by providing direct guidance and practice for my future career.

Happy Anniversary to the College of Education!

Interested in learning more about the College of Education and our ongoing service to our community? Check us out online today!

Celebrating 10 Years and Giving Back

IMG_1505By Hannah Jablonowski

Marquette University’s College of Education is collecting warm winter clothes for Penfield Montessori Academy (PMA), a local elementary school, in celebration of the tenth anniversary since we became a college. Marquette and the College of Education have a strong connection with PMA. Located close to Marquette’s campus, current students and alumni work within the school, and the College of Education could not think of a better way to celebrate our tenth anniversary than to help out!

The weather in the Midwest has been at a record low, and it is necessary for everyone to be warm. PMA is in need of winter clothes for their students. As part of a Jesuit community that embraces helping those in need, the College of Education started a winter clothing drive to collect materials needed to help keep these students warm and safe. The drive is continuing through February 15th, but items that were already donated were delivered this week due to the recent cold temperatures. With multiple coats, hats, scarves, and gloves already donated, Marquette’s College of Education is excited to see what other items will be donated and how we can continue to be the difference within our community.

If you are willing and able to help out but cannot make it to campus to drop off any donations, please view Penfield Montessori’s Amazon Wishlist for items you can buy and have automatically shipped to the school!

 

10th Anniversary Trivia: Week Ten

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In honor of our 10th anniversary, the College of Education will be running ten weeks of trivia. Submit your answers below* to be entered into our weekly drawing. Submissions can be made now through 5:00 pm on Friday. At the end of the ten weeks, all correct answers will be entered into a grand prize drawing. The more you play, the more chances to win!

Week 10: submit a photo of the animal on the bulletin board outside of Dr. Jennifer Cook’s office door.

Send photos to: cailin.hostad@marquette.edu.

And… that’s it! Our ten weeks are over. Thank you for playing! The grand prize winner will be announced next week– check back to see if it’s you!

*unless directed otherwise

10th Anniversary Trivia: Week Nine

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In honor of our 10th anniversary, the College of Education will be running ten weeks of trivia. Submit your answers below* to be entered into our weekly drawing. Submissions can be made now through 5:00 pm on Friday. At the end of the ten weeks, all correct answers will be entered into a grand prize drawing. The more you play, the more chances to win!

Week 9: Submit a photo of yourself with TWO other College of Education students (one HAS TO be from a different program). Email photos to: cailin.hostad@mu.edu

*unless directed otherwise

10th Anniversary Trivia: Week Eight

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In honor of our 10th anniversary, the College of Education will be running ten weeks of trivia. Submit your answers below* to be entered into our weekly drawing. Submissions can be made now through 5:00 pm on Friday. At the end of the ten weeks, all correct answers will be entered into a grand prize drawing. The more you play, the more chances to win!

Week 8: Who are the chairs of each department in the College of Education (Counselor Education Counseling Psychology and Educational Policy and Leadership)?

*unless directed otherwise

10th Anniversary Trivia: Week Seven

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In honor of our 10th anniversary, the College of Education will be running ten weeks of trivia. Submit your answers below* to be entered into our weekly drawing. Submissions can be made now through 5:00 pm on Friday. At the end of the ten weeks, all correct answers will be entered into a grand prize drawing. The more you play, the more chances to win!

Week 7: where were YOU in 2008?

*unless directed otherwise


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