Watch: Studying Education at Elmhurst


Education students talk about their experiences in the classroom and beyond.

  • Well Prepared

    As she prepares to enter the field of elementary education, Jenna Stutz knows she’s had the experiences and training she needs to succeed.

  • Learning from the Best

    Brittany Lewis, an elementary education major, says her Elmhurst professors are some of the smartest people she’s ever met.

  • Experience in the Field

    The son of a school principal and a student-athlete, Peyton Wyatt was ready for the rigors of Elmhurst’s education program.

  • Professors Who Guide and Lead

    Michael Meadows talks about the Elmhurst teachers and mentors who are guiding and supporting him as he prepares for a career in teaching.

  • When Homework Pays Off

    Jaclyn Pearson was destined to be a teacher. Elmhurst is here to guide her along the best pathway forward.

  • Help When You Need It

    Having access to an active community of education alumni is something Michael Meadows knows is unique.

  • A College that Cares

    After a car accident, Robby Allanson experienced an outpouring of support from the Elmhurst community.

  • The Chance to Lead

    A leadership opportunity on Elmhurst's dance team has helped Andrea Romano become the person she is today.

  • Helping Others

    A student-teaching experience reassured Erin Hopkins that she can succeed in teaching and make a difference.

  • A Cohort of Colleagues

    A Golden Apple Scholar, Ixtel Viramontes enjoys working with a small cohort of Elmhurst students who support each other from start to finish.

  • Experience Pays Off

    As an early childhood education major at Elmhurst, Samantha Rude has had the opportunity to test the waters and gain real-life experience.

  • Real-World Experience

    Special education major Natella Magarycheva talks about how Elmhurst is preparing her to step into the classroom as a teacher.

  • A Confident Role Model

    As an early childhood education major, Kelly Winters is learning to be a role model through student teaching and as a resident adviser on campus.

  • Making Connections Abroad

    At the Study-Away Fair, education major Anthony Zary found an internship teaching English in Spain.

  • Treated As Colleagues

    Molly Ryan loves the environment of professionalism set by her professors, and knows it will serve her well.

  • The Small-School Advantage

    Jessica Sullivan says Elmhurst recognized her skills and gave her a chance to grow her talents.

  • Endless Opportunities

    As photo editor of Elmhurst's student newspaper, Jessie Moyemont says she's had some great experiences.

  • Get Involved

    For Amber Bergmann, the Elmhurst Experience means a world of opportunities.

  • Keeping Your Options Open

    After taking a class about exploring careers and shadowing a teacher, Isabella Ibarra knew she’d found her new major.

  • Experience in Leadership

    For aspiring teacher Rebecca Blaufuss, the level of engagement she found at Elmhurst College was a welcome surprise.

  • A Strong Liberal Arts Foundation

    Future teacher Andrew Weber says he appreciates the range of experiences and the College’s commitment to the liberal arts.

  • The Perks of a Practicum

    Katie Sullivan talks about the real-world experience she’s getting as a special education major at Elmhurst.

  • From Start To Finish

    Along with a “home away from home,” the education program was exactly what Stella Abbinante was looking for.

  • The Value of a Small College

    Elmhurst is a place where students can get involved, take charge, plan events and explore, says Emily Becker-Bruzzini.

  • It's an Adventure

    For Demetrios Vrettos, playing sports at Elmhurst has been a hands-on learning experience.

  • Hands-on Experience

    For Maureen Roderick, it's reassuring to see successful Elmhurst graduates working in her field.

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