I can admit, I wasn’t the most confident when I started my Master’s program two years ago. Coming straight from my undergraduate studies, I didn’t know how much I would be able to contribute since my peers had years of prior teaching experience. However, as I progressed in my classes and assistantship, I became more confident in my roles as a graduate student as well as an educator. All of the professors made me feel like part of the team, while also encouraging me to continue to strive in my education. I have also accomplished things that I never thought I would in just two short years of the program. I greatly appreciate this opportunity that I’ve been given at Penn State Harrisburg, and can’t wait to apply what I have learned as I begin my career in education.
Entering the Master’s in Education Teaching & Curriculum program at Penn State Harrisburg was the first, in a series of steps, I would take that would change my professional and personal life as an educator. At the time, I was attracted to the convenience of a quality master’s program that brought the powerful brand recognition of Penn State within my reach as a full-time teacher here in the Harrisburg area. What I soon discovered through the course-work and encounters with many high-quality professors was that the relationships and skill-sets I formed during the program directly enhanced my instruction, assessment, and vision. Having since successfully graduated with my Masters in Education T&C, it is an honor to know my teacher narrative took leaps forward here at Penn State Harrisburg.