Student Teaching as an Education Major

February 8, 2024 Landry French

As a senior majoring in elementary education, Kathleen Moore is spending her semester as a student teacher.

A student teacher is a current education student assigned to a local school to teach in the classroom under observation. Student teaching is the culmination of what Kathleen has learned over the years at Hardin-Simmons University, and applying this knowledge to an actual classroom in preparation for her career. This semester, Kathleen will spend seven weeks in a first-grade classroom and the remainder of the semester with a kindergarten class. 

Kathleen admitted nervousness about managing a classroom for the first time but felt prepared.

The Irvin School of Education faculty are some of the most caring and inspiring professors that a student could have the privilege of learning from because they care about you as a person and want to see you succeed.

She is ecstatic to apply her lessons and form connections with her students, saying, “One of my favorite things about teaching is getting to know the children in my class and forming relationships.” 

As she discussed her time at HSU, Kathleen thanked her education professor, Dr. Renee Collins. “I have learned so much already and can’t wait to see what else this semester has in store.”