As part of Emmaus’s Elementary Education Program, expect to experience:
- Classroom involvement and interaction with students beginning year one--helping you make connections between course learning and real-life application
- Over 180 hours of classroom experience prior to student teaching
- A week-long teaching internship in Tennessee during the spring of your junior year—giving you the opportunity to teach a unit you have prepared, develop your classroom management skills, and learn to adapt lessons to students’ learning needs
- A year-long student teaching practicum—allowing you see the year from start to finish and build strong relationships with your students and cooperating teacher
- Opportunities to attend professional development conferences
- Close mentoring relationships with experienced and caring faculty—providing you with the help and support you need to grow personally and professionally.
C.R.E.W. (Cultivating Responsible Educators Worldwide)
CREW is the Emmaus Teacher Education student organization. This group meets regularly for fellowship, planning, and fun activities. All declared majors are eligible for voting membership in the group. Interested freshmen are encouraged to participate in CREW but with no vote.
Meeting Harry & Rosemary Wong
In February 2012, Emmaus Teacher Education juniors, seniors, and faculty traveled to Central College in Pella, Iowa, to hear Harry and Rosemary Wong , classroom management and student achievement experts. The First Days of School, the Wongs’ book on effective teaching, is the highest-selling book ever in education, with more than 3.6 million copies sold worldwide. Because Emmaus uses this book as a practical handbook in both junior and senior field studies, students and faculty were thrilled to meet the authors and get their copies autographed.