The University of Louisville’s teacher education program is providing hands-on experience for education majors and students training to become teachers. UofL has a classroom inside Westport Middle School, where education majors receive instruction from a UofL professor then taking what they’ve learned down the hall to a real middle school classroom.
This process allows them to see what works best in a classroom setting rather than by just learning from a textbook.
“What I like about the class is that we do get to take the class in a middle school,” said Chris Miller, a UofL student in the teaching program. “So it’s not like you’re just reading out of a book and then expected to go into these classrooms and know what you’re doing.”
The program is giving these future teachers an idea of what they are getting themselves into and what their future careers will entail. It is allowing them to interact with middle schoolers on a personal level and learn how they think and work in a classroom setting.
“Being able to interact with them one-on-one and see what a classroom looks like, gave me a better idea of what I was getting myself into and what my career was going to look like,” said Andrea Wyatt, a UofL graduate and Westport Middle School teacher.
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