The Spadoni College of Education welcomed the Spring 2016 Cohort of students into the Professional Program on January 13, 2016. An Orientation/Reception was held in the lobby of the Prince building to congratulate these students on their acceptance into the program, as well as share important information to take with them during their final two years as an undergraduate student at CCU. The Spring 2016 Cohort of students were welcomed with a photo-op, delicious refreshments, and were given some time to get to know each other.
Both the Early Childhood Education major and Elementary Education major accepted new students into the Professional Program this semester. Being admitted into the Professional Program is a huge accomplishment marked by many milestones, such as passing the Praxis I Exam, and completing all of the pre-requisite courses as an Education student. These students have not only demonstrated dedication to their academics, but most importantly, professionalism in the Spadoni College of Education.
The orientation was led by the Dean of the Spadoni College of Education, Dr. Ed Jadallah, and the Director for the Center of Excellence and Advising, Mrs. Amanda Darden. Each student was presented with a certificate marking their acceptance into the Professional Program. When handed their certificate, the students were asked to describe in one word what they hope to gain from the Professional Program by the time they graduate in December 2017. The answers varied from “connections” to “creativity,” as well as “passion,” and of course, “professionalism.” As Dr. Jadallah explained to the students, being a student in the Professional Program does not require complete memorization of the material you are learning, but instead it is preparing you to go out into the workforce with the confidence and knowledge in order to be the most effective teacher you can be!