I am a Bachelor of General Studies in Education student. When people ask me what I want to be and I tell them that I want to be a teacher, they ask me with a surprised look about why I chose this average paying career and to go into something else that will be able to support me later on. My question is, why wouldn’t I? People do it because they truly love it and have an immense passion for it. I have always known that I wanted to become a teacher. Heading into this career of education I have never once doubted my decision. Education gives you the opportunity to improve the quality of education, and change the lives of students. They are more than educators, they are mentors and friends.
WHY FACULTY OF EDUCATION
Everyone that graduated from the Faculty of Education had great things to say about it. It is very talked about and I wanted to be a part of it. I now understand why everyone has good things to say about the faculty. It is very welcoming and open and allows you to challenge yourself and have an open mind. You always leave with something new.
I wanted to become a teacher because of how much some of my teachers had impacted me during my elementary, high school and even university days. Becoming a teacher can give me the opportunity to make a positive difference for the future of children. I get to share my knowledge with students and learn something new from them at the same time. I want to spark innovative thoughts and be able to make a real difference. I love the idea of passing knowledge down and helping children develop not only into good people but into educated ones too. I want to inspire students the way some of my teachers inspired me.
PROSPECTIVE STUDENT ADVICE
Even if you have a small amount of interest in this faculty you should give it a chance because you never know if that interest might grow. Allow yourself to be open to new things!
BEST LEARNING EXPERIENCE
There is not one education class that I have taken at SFU that has impacted me greatly because all of them did. Always leaving with new information that can help me become the best version of myself. The classes are not lecture based but are open to discussions, questions, and issues. It greatly emphasizes team work and group work which makes it easier for students to share their ideas ad thoughts. The atmosphere in every education class I have taken is open, positive and very welcoming. Everyone had great attitudes and they all share the same passion as you. Every professor has made me love learning a little more.