College of Education and Social Services Academic Review
Virtual Tours by Students
Claire LTour Guide
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As a reminder I use, she her pronounced, and I'm majoring in secondary education with a concentration in math in the College of Education and Social Services. Speaking of that college, I am here to show you about it today. As we continue this tour today, I want to remind you that I'm wearing a mask, not only because UVM requires it, but also to keep the community students, faculty, staff and even the country safe. Currently, UVM is doing a really great job handling the covert situation, and we're keeping our numbers very low, and I want to continue that. I want to highlight that were on the beautiful Waterman green right here. Not that I'm biased, but this is where most of the College of Education and Social Service classes take place. Yeah, we're now in front of Waterman, the building that holds most of the education social services classes. I want to emphasize when my favorite parts of this building, since so many education classes are housed in here. I took a class that had about 100 150 people in it, and one of the professors here in Waterman came up to me and said, Hey, Claire, how's it going? I just thought that was really cool, and I love that. It's kind of small and holds so many of similar classes. I just want to show you how pretty the lobbyists and the view out the window. So this is an example of one of the classrooms in March German, and clearly it is set up in terms of cove it So all the dust are spaced way apart, but I want to highlight that. This is great because it allows for technology integration in the classroom and makes it easier for professors to teach one of my favorite parts about being in the College of Education and Social Services. I'm gonna talk a little bit now about my personal experience in the College of Education and Social Services. So let's start with a common question of how do you choose your major And I actually knew what I wanted to do. I want to be a high school math teacher because I love math and people think I'm crazy for that s o. I want to share my love of math and hopefully make more people realize how it could be so awesome. So here at U B M. Ah, lot of students who are undeclared go into the College of Arts and Sciences. You can choose any college to go into one of my friends, Henry came into the College of Education and Social Services Undeclared. So he took classes in both and now he knows that he wants to be a high school history teacher. So you could go into any of our colleges undeclared. Resource is like undecided fairs where you could talk to different professors, different classes, that you can kind of see what you wanna dio. Actually, since coming to college, I've realized a little bit more about myself. Through the classes I've taken, I've realized that there's a lot of injustice going on within our school system, and I decided that I wanted to go into policy someday to fix that. I need to take to fulfill my math education requirements, but also classes to kind of get my foot in the door for policy. So although policy will probably be a grad school focus for me, I'm already taking some of those classes to kind of get the feel for it on. I think that's been really helpful that I was able to talk to my advisors and my professors and be like, Wow, that's really important to me. This is really important to me and they're like, Well, Claire, why don't you start with teaching? But think about policy someday I was like, Whoa, great idea. It's one of the best parts about college because in high school for being honest, I was not excited to go to all of my classes. Here I am, because they're all things I care about, which is so cool So one of the great parts about College of Education and Social services is that they're really big on experiential learning. So during my first semester, I took a class that specifically focused on secondary education. It did have a little bit of exploratory education within it, just to make sure we're on the right track. So it's really cool that already within my first semester of college, I was already talking to professionals in my department and already coming up with lesson plans. She's the type of professor that cared about us in school cared about us outside of school and also the type professor that goes to Liz. One last question that I will answer right here is what is the workload like? So I know about your high school, but my teachers were always saying the work in college is so hard, you're gonna struggle. I don't know how you're gonna do it with what you're doing now, and that really stressed me out, was very intimidating. I want to tell you that it's not like, yes, there's more work, but you have more time to do it. So I'm really able to plan ahead and figure out when to get stuff done. My planner is my lifeline, so it's really not that bad. There's also the tutoring center, the writing center adviser's office hours. I've really been able to take advantage of that which has been so helpful. So that about sums up the College of Education and Social Services, aka the best college at UPM Hope it helps.