Experience Education & Child Development

Experience Education & Child Development

Learning at Drury is something you do. It's hands-on, up-close, and knee-deep active. Here's some of what makes us different:

  • Gain in-the-classroom experience starting for your first semester thanks to Drury's partnership with Yale University and programs in neighborhood schools. You'll learn from veteran teachers while getting the chance to make a difference
  • Join Chocolate University and teach sustainable business to public school students. Students from Drury and local high schools traveled to Tanzania as part of this project
  • Volunteer at Hem Sheela Model School, Drury's sister school in Durgapur, India, where you can complete your student teaching experience
  • Help children and families through Drury University Children's Center for the Visually Impaired and learn about accessible classroom technology
  • Join Drury Student Teacher Association (DSTA) and mentor Hispanic students in English as a Second Language classrooms

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School of Education & Childhood Development Alumni Spotlight:
McKenzi Cotton (2010)

Major: Elementary Education
Minors: Business Administration, Global Studies

Drury Activities:

  • Summit Park Leadership Community
  • Volunteer for Ronald McDonald House and Isabel's House Crisis Nursery
  • Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
  • Kappa Delta Pi education honor society

Hometown: Bolivar, MO

"My education professors have prepared me for my future by offering hands-on learning and sharing real world experience. I can look back at my college experience and be assured that I have received an excelled education from a caring community."

McKenzi developed a passion for working with younger students through her classroom experiences in local schools and received her first teaching position as a kindergarten teacher after graduation.

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