Middle School Teacher, Steven Rittenhouse '11 credits professor Lori Leaman with teaching him the value of role playing in preparing lessons and with empowering "future teachers to experiment and practice in the class."
Four senior education students and one recent graduate from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) were selected to attend the March 24-25 Teachers of Promise Foundation Institute in Richmond, Virginia.
Three EMU alumni, John Woodrum ’84, Gina Troyer ‘93 and Jerry Arbogast ‘90, created the unified basketball league for students with and without disabilities.
Change the world, become a teacher. At EMU in Harrisonburg, Virginia we prepare students to be the very best educators. Students are in the classroom in the first five weeks of class, getting practical, hands-on experiences and learning the art and craft of teaching right from the start. You will learn to become a reflective educator, asking yourself "How can I engage my students more? How can I make this lesson better?"
EMU emphasizes the importance of being adaptable and engaging in the growth mindset. We prepare students to continue to evolve to meet the different and changing needs of students and the differing roles and responsibilities of teachers.
Our teacher education program has carried the highest national accreditation standards in the nation for more than 40 years. EMU is one of only five private colleges in Virginia to be NCATE-certified.
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