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Alexandra Riedl

Surpassed All Expectations

Alum, NDMU Class of 2014 Teaching (MAT in 10 Months)

After undergrad, I knew I wanted to be a teacher, but hadn't majored in education. I expected to feel comparably prepared for the classroom following my 10 months in GEI as students who spent four college years studying education, and GEI did not disappoint. The combination of intensive pedagogical study, daily feet-on-the-ground classroom experiences, and 10-month timeline make for a program that surpasses all expectations.

Alexandra teaches Kindergarten at John Ruhrah Elementary Middle School.

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Dylan Craig
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Putting Ideas & Theories into Action

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018 Teaching (MAT in 10 Months)
The GEI program structures the courses and student teaching in a way that allowed me to see the ideas and theories from my coursework put into action in the classrooms at my placement schools. I was able to develop knowledge and experiences with help from mentors, professors, coaches, and other students.
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Practical Work Experience + Great Relationships

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018 Teaching (MAT in 10 Months)
Notre Dame provided me with a unique and valuable experience of classroom theory and strategy, combined with practical work experience in multiple student-teaching placements. I made great relationships with fellow classmates as well as professors.
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Ready to Lead a Classroom

Alum, NDMU Class of 2018 Teaching (MAT in 10 Months)
The MAT/GEI program allows you to obtain the necessary skills to become an educator and utilize resources and support from your classmates, professors, and supervisors to advance your career. The convenience of this program helps one gain a professional presence to lead a classroom as well as practice teaching in real classrooms in an internship that is longer than most programs.
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