Gaining ground in the classroom these days is hard enough. Battling bullying, budgets, crowded classrooms and the constant stream of social media distractions create daily dilemmas for today’s teachers. But poverty is a different beast, a hungry beast. A ruthless, unforgiving one.
In January of this year, the Southern Education Foundation released a report stating that, for the first time in 50 years, 51 percent of American school children in Pre-K through 12th grade between 2012 and 2013 qualified for federal food assistance programs. In other words, more than half of American students were living below the poverty line. This presents a whole host of well-known challenges in the classroom.
There are proper ways to approach serious situations like this. Which is one of the ways a degree from Regis University can set you apart. Where some see a glass half-empty and others see it as half-full, Regis graduates have learned to reach for a pitcher that can refill the cup.
Real-world experience is the cornerstone of adult learning in our School of Education. Through service learning, you’ll gain the skills needed to be a transformative educator, one capable of affecting the bigger issues facing underserved populations. You’ll not only get in touch with what matters to you, you’ll also learn how to act on it.
You see, at Regis University, teaching is a matter of social justice. We invite you to learn leadership skills that can help erase the line that separates underserved populations from their true potential. Learn more by contacting a helpful admissions counselor, or call us at 800-944-7667.