Why Study With Us?
I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for everything you've done for me this semester. I wish I had the opportunity to take you for other courses! You always made my day a little brighter whenever I saw you, whether it was in practicum or when you came to observe. Thank you for all the guidance you provided and answering my almost-weekly email about the most minute details that probably didn't matter in the long run. Thank you for just being supportive with everything.Stephanie Kay B.S.Ed. Kutztown University 2016 Special Education and Middle Level Education
This is my first encounter with the Kutztown program and I must say I am very impressed. I typically have student teachers from several other universities. I really like the idea of your pro-sem program. That is a great idea. Most schools do not run the education program that way. Getting students working hard in the classrooms early is really key for success and knowing if this is the career for them. I have been in contact with our HR department trying to get a job interview for the KU student. She's THAT good. It would be a dream to work with her, but just to have her hired by the district would be great too.Kaitlyn Midiri First Grade Teacher Downington Area School District
I am a 1991 graduate from Kutztown University. I wanted to take a moment and write a letter of thanks for my education gained at Kutztown University. Before I graduated, I had a teaching job waiting and haven't stopped teaching for 28 years. I have had multiple experiences in elementary and special education. During my career those experiences range from teaching every grade but first grade to witnessing a school shooting. Through it all, I felt I was prepared for all tasks that came my way. I had knowledgeable professors that always told us the truth of fighting "a war" but knowing we may only win "a battle." With that, I continue to move forward knowing that the students and their needs are our primary purpose as their educator. Getting dual certification from KU was a true blessing and way before its time. I was just recently awarded the 2016-2017 Impact Award through WGAL. This television station covers the Susquehanna Valley. It is an award designed to recognize teachers who have made a significant difference in the lives of their students. My professors from Kutztown had a huge impact on me and my career as an educator. I am currently a Life Skills teacher where my dual degree is of tremendous use. I truly love my job and students! I hope others feel as equally blessed for their time learning at Kutztown.Denise D. Wagner Special Education/Life Skills Teacher Red Lion Area Senior High School Red Lion, PA