Student: Katie Galloway
Program: Teacher Education Evening Licensure
“Notre Dame College has allowed me to follow my dreams and make a profession of doing something I love. The classroom knowledge I have gained is something I will cherish. With the help of Notre Dame College, I now have to confidence to go into any early childhood classroom and know I will succeed.”
Current or aspiring teachers seeking out necessary credentials for the classroom will find an academic home with one of Notre Dame College’s (NDC) online education programs. NDC offers adult learners a variety of accredited degree options to meet you where you are in your teaching career and take you where you want to go in the classroom. You can choose among the following programs:
- 4th/5th Grade Endorsement
- Bachelor of Arts in Education
- Mild to Moderate Intervention Specialist (MMIS) (K-12) License
- Early Childhood Education (ECE) (Pre K-3) License
- Master of Arts in Education
- MMIS (K-12)
- Reading Endorsement
- Technology Facilitation Endorsement
- Educational Leadership
- Teacher Education Evening Licensure (TEEL)
All programs are offered online for busy students and utilize expertly crafted curriculum to meet today’s education standards. Graduates are prepared to enter the classroom and help students of all ages and academic abilities achieve excellence. And, our competitive tuition pricing makes for an affordable degree and easy decision to enroll.
Katie Galloway enrolled in the TEEL program to pursue her goal of becoming an early childhood educator in Ohio. We spoke with Katie to learn more about her decision to enroll in NDC’s TEEL program and her experience with the college.
What factors had the greatest influence on your decision to start or continue your degree?
One of my very good friends decided to continue her education and chose Notre Dame College, and the experience she had at NDC was one I was envious of. Once I made the decision to go back to school, I knew Notre Dame College’s online program was the right choice for me. The convenience of their online program allowed me to work as I continued my education. This was paramount, and I could not pass it up.
What two to three features or benefits most influenced your decision to attend Notre Dame College?
The flexibility of being able to attend class on campus or online, the convenience of being able to work and attend class once a week at night and an affordable tuition were the most important features that influenced my decisions to enroll in Notre Dame College’s TEEL Program.
What benefits, if any, have you experienced as a result of choosing to enroll in a program at Notre Dame College?
Just by taking classes in order to obtain my teaching licenses, I have already been offered a job as a pre-K teacher when I graduate. I have made so many wonderful connections and friendships in just the year and a half that I have been taking classes.
What do you think creates a quality academic experience?
Notre Dame College has absolutely provided me with a quality experience. The professors at NDC come with years of experience as well as so many incredible real world stories. I looked forward to going to class and getting invaluable words of wisdom. The classwork gives you real classroom practice that is priceless, and I could not be happier with my experience at NDC.
How did you maintain a balance between work, school, family and other demands on your time?
It was definitely a challenge to balance work, school and family, but knowing that I will be doing something I love in as few as two short years made the busy schedule completely worth it. With a week to submit assignments, I had plenty of time to meet all of the deadlines. The professors are very understanding of everyone’s busy schedule and are willing to help anyway they possibly can. I know Notre Dame College has my best interests in mind and their goal is to give me the best education possible.
Explain what aspects of your education experience have had the greatest impact on your personal and professional life.
Notre Dame College has allowed me to follow my dreams and make a profession of doing something I love. The classroom knowledge I have gained is something I will cherish. With the help of Notre Dame College, I now have to confidence to go into any early childhood classroom and know I will succeed.
See for yourself how Notre Dame College’s TEEL and other education programs can benefit you and your teaching career.