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Why Teach?

Why teach? There are so many answers that educators share:

  • I love children
  • I really like my subject area and it is wonderful to share that excitement with others
  • I make a difference in the lives of children
  • It is a new experience each and every day
  • I am rich because of how my students and colleagues influence me and how I influence them.

People become educators for a variety of reasons. If you are thinking about becoming an educator, please feel free to ask any of our faculty, advisors, and students why they selected this amazing profession! We believe you might think that this excerpt "A Hundred Years from Now" taken from "Within My Power—The Power of One Man" by Forest Witcraft captures your thoughts:

One Hundred Years from now
It will not matter
what kind of car I drove,
what kind of house I lived in,
how much money was in my bank account
nor what my clothes looked like.
But the world may be a better place because
I was important in the life of a child.

Come join us in making the difference in the lives of others!

 

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