University of Vermont

College of
Education and Social Services

Middle Level Education

Strengths of the Middle Level Education Program

Hannah Lindsay

The strengths of the program for me, was again, that immersion, starting right at the beginning.  I knew nothing, I had never been in a classroom before.  Starting out with a balance of being in the class 3 days a week, and then taking class the other days was a nice soft start.  And then being there every day at the end, I just felt more prepared than other people who had started with student teaching for short condensed amounts of time.  By being there every day for the whole year, I just felt like I was more prepared.  I also felt that the focus on technology really helped me as a new student.  I am on my team with some veteran teachers, but I am able to contribute my knowledge of technology in a way that's proved really beneficial this year.