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Most student teachers in the Union College education program do their semester of student teaching the spring, so they don't get to experience what it's like to start a new school year. The new "Presession" program allows students to spend two weeks in a school, a week preparing for the first day, and then the first week of classes.

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Want to learn how to teach?

Learn how to give the gift of knowledge to others. Come to Union College, where teachers have been taught since 1891.




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Why Union?

Preparation for national certification, caring staff, and faculty and easy access to a multi-grade lab school are only a few reasons to attend Union's education program. For more reasons, read on.

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The Union College Education program is accredited by several different organizations, and meets state, national, and church requirements for excellence, allowing its graduates to be certified on a national level.

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George Stone Elementary

On the Union College campus sits a small elementary school that contains two multi-grade classrooms. This creates the perfect environment for student teachers to learn how to teach many age levels at the same time.

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The Union College teacher preparation program seeks to prepare developers of human potential who demonstrate academic excellence, healthful living, professional practice, spiritual and social caring in their own lives, and who are committed to fostering such growth in the lives of their students.

This is accomplished through general education courses which provide a solid foundation in liberal arts; specialized courses that provide an understanding of knowledge and structure in the academic disciplines; health and physical education courses that encourage healthful living; and Bible courses that foster spiritual growth, teach the value of every individual and promote commitment to service.