Jake Gebhardt

English/Language Arts Education

My experience so far has been excellent. I originally changed my major from computer engineering to English/language arts education. I was a bit hesitant at first, unsure as to how good an engineering college would be at providing education degrees, but I was amazed with what I got. I certainly feel prepared for teaching.

I am currently in my junior year and have been through three of my four practicums. While these have been primarily observation oriented, I have learned a lot. I feel prepared to begin student teaching.

I would recommend a major in education to a prospective student at LETU simply because of the high quality of professors we have.

The professors are high quality, the courses are relevant, and the in-classroom experience is incredibly helpful. The department prepares me for the future by providing me with the most up-to-date knowledge and research related to teaching. They also provide real-life experiences in lab settings and out in the field.

I look forward to begin student teaching, confident in what I have been taught.