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Exploring a Teaching Career

First-Year Interest Groups

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All About Exploring a Teaching Career

FIG Sponsor:

Joseph Schroer

FIG Capacity:


Majors of Interest:

Students interested in teaching – any major is welcome!

FIG Description:

Teaching today is one of the most rewarding and challenging professions in America. Teachers need to think about the needs of the 21st century learner and prepare students for jobs that may not yet be created. Teachers need to be leaders, creative problem solvers, and attuned to the demands of society and the community in which they teach. As a member of this FIG, students work with others to explore some of the questions that all teachers and learners experience: How do I become a teacher/leader in my classroom, school, and community? How can I help children from all backgrounds succeed in school and life? How can we make learning better for all students? Join us, and you’ll explore the answers to these questions – and many more! 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: White, 4th Floor


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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