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Mount pre-teachers vow to make a difference for young students

October 13, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

Mount Saint Mary College pre-teachers like Katelyn McCormick of Bellmore, N.Y. (front left) enjoyed ice cream while lending their skills to the Teach the Change initiative.

Mount Saint Mary College pre-teachers like Katelyn McCormick of Bellmore, N.Y. (front left) enjoyed ice cream while lending their skills to the Teach the Change initiative.

 

Mount Saint Mary College’s pre-teachers enjoyed a tasty treat while putting their passion for education into action at the Teach the Change ice cream social on October 12.

More than 50 pre-professionals attended the event, which gave them the opportunity to join the college’s Teach the Change program.  

Teach the Change is a comprehensive initiative of the college’s Division of Education, coordinated in conjunction with the Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD), under the leadership of Frances Spielhagen, Mount education professor.

The initiative has three major focus areas:

  • Continuing to strengthen the teaching profession in the programs provided by the college. 
  • Creating a pipeline of teacher candidates from area high schools, especially first- generation college students and those who may be underrepresented in the teaching profession.  
  • Enhancing the current teaching force by providing teacher leadership training for area educators.