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Exploring a Teaching Career

Freshmen Interest Groups

Exploring a Teaching Career

Majors of Interest:

Students interested in teaching – any major is welcome!

FIG Description:

Today and in the future, teachers will need to be creative problem solvers! As a member of this FIG, students work with others to explore some of the questions that all teachers and learners deal with: Why is learning hard for some of us and so easy for others? How can we learn faster and better? Can we help ourselves to be “smarter”? What basic human needs are expected to be met by schools? What are the professional characteristics of a "highly qualified" teacher in the 21st Century? Join us, and you’ll explore the answers to these questions – and others! All three FIG courses meet requirements for the College of Education, as well as for the University Studies Program. Student in all majors are welcome!

Hall: McIntyre Floor 8


Please note: This FIG contains a First-year Seminar.  Selecting this First-year Seminar will automatically place you in this FIG which means you’ll be housed with other members of this FIG and you will enrolled in the following courses.

  • EDST 1101 - The Citizen Factory
  • EDST 2450 - Foundations of Development and Learning
  • POLS 1000 - American & Wyoming Government

*You will be able to add an additional 1 or 2 courses to your schedule when you meet with an advisor during orientation in June.

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