- "I rested my
head on my hand and closed my eyes, seeing myself in front of a classroom. I remember getting
goose bumps. I had not truly realized how much I would get out of teaching before this daydreaming
moment. This is when I realized that being in the English
Education program at Western Illinois University was the perfect fit for me." Stephanie Gilbert '13
- "By adapting to the new expectations by which I am now judged, I believe that I am successfully achieving appropriate levels of emotional maturity." James Black '13
- "One thing I’ve learned during my student teaching experience, and was happy to learn, is that I cannot, under any circumstances, give up on any students." Tracey Meusec '11
"I cannot pinpoint exactly when they went from being my students to being my kids, but I know that it happened quickly." Jen Kallenbach '07
Why consider a teaching career?
- You find pleasure in reading and long to share your enthusiasm with
- You recongnize that teachers can change lives.
- You seek a fulfilling and intellectually stimulating profession.
- You value the diverse knowledge base central to a language arts
- You appreciate the importance of a literate populace.
- You understand the power of language.
- You are committed to life-long learning for yourself and others.
- You enjoy being with young people and appreciate their youthfulness.
- You acknowledge that literacy opportunities can create a more equal
and just society.
- You look forward to working with university professors and teaching
colleagues whose knowledge of English studies and their combined
teaching experiences will help prepare you for teaching in numerous