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I obtained my Bachelor's of Arts in Education in 2002. My program allowed me to student teach for a full year. Through the classes and instructors, I felt I was ready to take my own class. The coursework definitely prepares future teachers to deal with the issues and pressures that educators face. I completed my coursework at the Main Campus in Tempe, beginning my studies in 1999 and graduating in 2002. The instructors were very knowledgeable, caring, and available to assist in any way possible. My professors were very experienced in their field and supportive in sharing their knowledge with their students. My programs at Arizona State University allowed me to be successful in my first year of teaching and it led me to teaching overseas for six years. When I decided to return to school to obtain my graduate degree, I had no qualms in returning to Arizona State University to get it. This time around, I returned to work on my degree online. So far, my online courses have been high quality, with wonderful instructors. If you have a question, they are available to answer and all grading includes feedback. My counselor has been very helpful in guiding me through which classes I need and the order I should take them. My experience with Arizona State University has been nothing but positive. I highly recommend attending Arizona State University for undergraduate and post graduate degrees. Arizona State University has amazing programs, especially in education, that provide high quality education on site or online.
Once I got into my degree program, I was helped every step of the way. I had great professors and mentors. I enjoyed attending classes and learning. I felt like I was learning material that was relevant to my life and to what my future goal was. When it came time to register for the next semester or understand what was the next move, I was always pointed in the right direction. I never felt as if I was taking "filler" classes that were unrelated to my degree. Before I got into my program, I wasn't too sure what I wanted to do and the advisers really did not help much. I took a bunch of classes that didn't add up to anything, which required me to take extra time and get up to par on my classes that were required for my degree program, once I was pointed in the right direction. The people who were in my classes were very diverse. There were older people starting a second career, which gave me promise that I was in the right avenue. There were younger people which I admired, as well, for knowing what they wanted. and there was actually a lady I went to junior high with and she, too, was married and in her same stage of pregnancy that I was when I entered the program It was interesting to find that out and to catch up with her. In addition to the academic and admissions portion of my experience, my student teaching and field experience mentors were amazing! They all were very highly qualified to host a student and future teacher like me. Each of the challenged me and were real about the educational realm expectations, parent relationships, and all of the "extra stuff" that is not taught in a classroom. I ended up being a colleague with the first field experience teacher I had. She was tough and very much prepared me for the job! I was proud and honored to work beside her. Getting my Undergraduate degree at Arizona State University was a dream come true. I grew up wanting to be a Sun Devil and now I am! I felt is was such a great experience and opportunity that I am working on my Master's degree seven years later at the same school!
I am blessed to be an ASU alumni, and feeling even more blessed to currently be a part of an ASU graduate program. Teaching is not an easier profession by any means, but ASU's iTeachAZ program made me feel fully prepared to take on my very own classroom, and the many responsibilities that comes with being an educator. Unlike other schools, ASU's teaching program mandates an entire academic year of student teaching. To many this may sound like a complete drag, a waste of time, and unfair when compared to other schools' student teaching programs. Sure ,at first I was not sure how I felt about spending an entire year, unpaid, in the classroom, but it was completely worth while, and I will be forever grateful for that experience! Classroom experience does not start there! Even as early as my sophomore year, I was spending time in a classroom as a part of my coursework. The mandatory hours spent in the classroom did not even feel like work to me; it only reinforced that I was going into the right profession! I highly recommend that anyone interested in obtaining a teaching degree, looks into getting one from Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton's Teacher College!
Arizona State University is an institution that challenges students and effectively prepares individuals for their future careers. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to attend ASU to receive my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. I am now returning to ASU in pursuit of a graduate degree in Educational Technology to continue my education. ASU has helped me tremendously to implement the best plan of study for my future, with available and extremely helpful advisers, professors, and all school personnel. The level of support I have received has been an incredible help to me throughout my time at ASU.
Arizona State University provided me with a quality education through experienced and knowledgeable professors. The year long internship with a veteran teacher helped me to become acquainted with the process both teachers and students go through during the school year. I was exposed to multiple situations with both students behavior and student academics which allowed me to change my teaching practices to those best suited to the students sitting in my classroom. I had already obtained a position at a school before my graduation date and I thank Arizona State for the experiences and knowledge I gained to help me become the best possible educator for my students.
Arizona State University is an amazing experience! It has a lot of programs to offer both academically and extracurricular. The student body is very diverse and you meet people you have a lot in common with all over campus. The students are full of Sun Devil pride and that makes is fun on game days and at events. The professors are well known nationally and hold students to a high standard. I had the greatest 4 year experience at ASU and I encourage anyone to attend and get involved, to have the best college experience.
I really enjoyed ASU's iTeachAZ program. It gave me the opportunity to gain quality experience in the field I would be entering and it allowed an adequate amount of hands on instruction. One full year of student teaching really prepared me for my career. It helped to have a mentor for a whole school year to see what the start and finish of a school year would look like. I felt better prepared having a years worth of hands on application versus only getting 15 weeks of hands on experience. my class schedule was on a Tuesday/Thuesday basis which allowed for me to still be employed during my major coursework. This is important because maintaining a job during year long student teaching was tough so I was able to save up money by still being able to work. ASU's curriculum ensured that the teachers they were preparing learned the most up to date information that would be applied immediately upon securing a teaching job.
Lots of eclectic people. Interesting professors. I felt well prepared to enter my profession.
I really enjoyed my time at Arizona State University. I was a part of Barrett, The Honors College there at ASU and i really feel like that gave me a head up in jobs. Many employers mentioned the fact that I was a part of the honors college and liked that. The SDFC is amazing complex is amazing! They have all the equipment and gyms you need. However, the staff at the SDFC are extremely unhelpful and not very professional. My Teachers college program I felt did a pretty good job at preparing me for my future career as a teacher. Their scheduling of some of our classes was not the best, but it was doable. There was no behavior management class, which I felt was really needed. However, I did like that we have a whole year of students teaching where as other schools do not offer this. Overall, I enjoyed ASU, but glad to be graduating and moving on.