Education Student Spotlights
Daisy Chavez, Guymon, OK, Senior, Mathematics Education
While entering my student teaching semester, I look back on my education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, and one word that comes to mind is memorable. I have always dreamed of becoming an educator, and my experience going through the Northwestern teacher prep program has solidified my desire to impact student lives. I chose NWOSU because of the community and environment. The education department is full of phenomenal educators who are passionate about preparing future educators with the tools for success. Throughout my time in the education program, I have experienced immense support and encouragement from each person. I have learned so much from each of my professors and have had opportunities that I would have only received at Northwestern. I am excited to implement my new knowledge and skills in my future classroom.
Natasha Stocks, Enid, OK, Senior, Elementary Education
I have had the honor of working toward an Elementary Education degree at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. At first I was unsure what I wanted to major in, but after experiencing the education program at NWOSU, I was ecstatic about my decision. The professors are always willing to help, small class sizes make interaction with peers easier, and there are many opportunities to receive scholarships. Every person in the education department has helped me understand the importance of a good educator. I chose Northwestern because I wanted to receive the best preparation to become an amazing educator.
Toni Schram, Enid, OK, Senior, Early Childhood Education
Deciding to go back to school and work on my Early Childhood Education degree was a big step for me. Being able to take classes at the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus here in Enid has helped make that decision easier. Having small class sizes is nice and allows for more of a classroom discussion and not just a lecture. The professors are more than willing to help you and are amazing at encouraging you to reach your goals. Being part of the Enid branch also allows you to receive more time observing in a classroom because Fowler Early Childhood Center is located right next to the campus.
Matt Voth, Hutchinson, KS, Senior, Elementary Education
While in the process of becoming an educator, the professors at NWOSU have given me the tools that I need to succeed in the classroom. I have had the opportunity to get field experience through the classes that I have taken. The class sizes are small, and professors interact with each student daily. The experience that the professors bring creates a great atmosphere and generates discussion and assignments that will be beneficial once I am teaching. The instructors at NWOSU communicate well and always do what is best for the students. There is no better place to gain the tools needed to become a successful educator than NWOSU.