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Jessica Freshour

Title of Program: Promotion of Human Development in Education

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Hometown: Greeneville, TN

Year: Freshman

Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2020

Description of Program: My program features the culmination of courses from Child and Family Studies, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology to give me a sphere of knowledge regarding multiple areas of human development. With what I learn, I aim to apply valuable insights to an educational setting and to students that will help me become a better teacher. The program will further my ability of fostering a learning environment suiting the many different needs of students; I hope to truly promote human development in education and support students in their pursuit of academic and personal excellence.

Departmental Emphases: Child and Family Studies, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sociology

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jennifer Jordan, Theory and Practice of Teacher Education

Plans after graduation (career, graduate/professional school, etc.): After graduation, I plan to enroll in the internship year of the Teacher Licensure Program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After completion of this program, I will receive my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, and immediately after, I would like to pursue a career in education.

Other Academic Interests: Social Work

Study Abroad: Although I have not yet studied abroad, I am looking forward to possibly going to Finland or the UK in one of the upcoming semesters. From this experience, I hope to learn how their education programs are conducted, which will allow me to compare and contrast my experience in the classroom in America. Thus, I can take what I learn and apply it to my own classroom and teaching strategies in the future.

Part-time employment; Hobbies; Campus Clubs/Activities: I will be working part-time this summer as camp counselor at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville. I am also a member of the campus ministry Volunteers for Christ.

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