Future Teachers Take Step Toward Career at Irvin School of Education Induction Night


The Irvin School of Education inducted 40 students on Monday night.

Induction into the Irvin School of Education is the first step in many towards becoming a teacher. The next steps include completing all required course work, student teaching, exams, graduating, and applying for certification.

“I am glad to be a part of the school of education because of the phenomenal professors,” Rachel Marlin, junior early childhood through sixth grade education major from Uvalde, Texas, said. “They have all been in the classroom and bring valuable experience to my education. They are all personable and want to see future educators succeed.”

Dr. Mark Beasley, first year teacher Shalin Kelly, and second year teacher Crystal Lane came to encourage future teachers as they embark in the teacher certification program.

 “I love being in the classroom,” said Beasley, Professor of History. “Your roles as a teacher, regardless of the level you are at, keep in mind that you are going to be a model for your students. The urge is to conform and teach to the test, but we need to continue to encourage that sense of childlike wonder, that sense of inquiry, that sense of why.”

Dr. Perry K. Haley Brown, Dean for the Irvin School of Education, gave special recognition to Dr. Mary Christopher for her 20 years of service to the Irvin School of Education, and announced that Christopher would be stepping down as the teacher preparation certification officer. Dr. Raney Edmiston will be taking over that responsibility.

“I am delighted to serve as HSU’s Irvin School of Education Certification Officer,” Edmiston said. “I enjoy working with our education students and assisting them in their journey toward becoming extraordinary educators. With the amount of knowledge and responsibility required by the job, I am grateful for Dr. Christopher’s guidance and support. ”  




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