Education is a popular major choice for most students. Almost every college offers some type of Education program. Davis and Elkins College has, in my opinion, one of the best Education programs. I think that since D&E is such a small school, the faculty in the Education department can become familiar with what each of their students need for them to learn best. They build strong connections with us and they are able to relate better to us because of the small class sizes. They become aware of our strengths and weaknesses. If a student struggles with writing a lesson plan, they will help them improve. If someone struggles with classroom management, they will give them strategies of things that worked for them. I am so lucky to be a part of this department.
Our Education professors are very skilled in their field and they share with us the struggles and benefits of working in a public school. Many of the Education professors have taught locally and know how to teach us what to expect. I feel that each of the Education professors have such a passion and a spark for teaching. I love that they can openly share that with us. Their passion has inspired me so much. D&E has the best of the best professors. I am very excited to continue my journey through this department. Most of all, I am hopeful that I can become as wonderful of a teacher as my Education professors!
Anna Ruf, Junior Math Education Major