If you’re an education major, there are plenty of ways to get involved. One of them is the College of Education Student Council. Shannon Walker is a freshman elementary education major and she is a member of the Student Council. She answered a few questions about the group and her choice of major:
How did you hear about the College of Education Student Council?
I was on a college visit during my senior year of high school, and the Ambassadors of the Student Council were giving tours and heading a panel. I was really impressed by their personal experiences within the college due to their involvement in the council, so I knew that I wanted to get involved when I came to Penn State!
What is your favorite part about being a member of the organization?
I love how our club is able to connect with both the students, alumni, and administrators of the College of Education. We reach out to prospective students as well, and it’s really exciting to get to share with them all of the great things that our college is doing for the university.
What made you want to go into elementary education?
I absolutely love working with kids. They are so eager to learn and experience the world around them, and I’m continually inspired by all of the amazing dreams that they have for themselves. Kids are the future, and it is incredible to get a glimpse into that being a teacher.
What is the best part about being an education major at Penn State?
I absolutely love being an education major at Penn State. The college is extremely kind and welcoming, and you can tell that everyone loves what they do. I have met so many students in my major who are so passionate about education, and it sets a great standard for our college.