Union College education students choose to either a degree in elementary education (grades K-8) or to specialize in a number of secondary education fields (grades 9-12):
Music (K-12, 7-12, or K-8)
2012 graduate—now teaches seventh and eighth grade at Vista Ridge Academy in Erie, Colo.
“The Education Program at Union helped me navigate my way through four years of college. There was always a helping hand, a listening ear and an encouraging conversation to help me through any tough or stressful situation. I am so blessed for the education I received at Union College and for all the faculty who helped pave my way to a successful career as an educator.”
2009 graduate—now a teacher in South Korea.
“In my education courses, we practiced the methods we were learning before actually being in charge of a classroom. In many ways, we learned to walk and eventually run as a teacher. They equipped me to set up a good learning environment and quality classes, to teach effectively, to assess how my students are doing and to adapt my teaching style to fit the needs of my students. Being flexible and understanding each child is a precious student God placed in my life gives teaching a whole new meaning.”
2011 graduate—now director of music at Midland Adventist Academy in Shawnee, Kan.
“I chose Union College because a passionate teacher recruited me, and I liked the down-to-earth atmosphere. My practicum experiences through the Education Program gave me hands-on experience in a classroom and eased me into the role of a teacher. I feel I have come out of the program well equipped to take on any classroom management issue I might face.”