2010 Ecampus Graduates

Cassie Schierman

Moscow, Idaho

Sheila Allen

What does completing your degree mean to you? How do you feel it will improve your life and career? Since a young age I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love working with children and completing my degree gives me the opportunity to do so. The classes that I took gave me information that I use daily in my classroom. I work in a pre-school program and the knowledge and skills that I gained through the M.A.T. program have given me an advantage over other teachers in the program.

Why did you choose to complete your degree online through OSU Extended Campus? What did you like about this method of education?  I chose the Ecampus program because that is how the M.A.T. degree was designed. Many other schools offer M.A.T. programs, but I liked the Oregon State Ecampus program because I liked the opportunity to work in schools in Portland and have experiences that I would not have been able to otherwise. Ecampus allowed me be able to have classes with great instructors, that worked with us and allowed us to complete work at our own pace

Did you have an instructor or advisor who was influential in helping you succeed as a distance student? All of the instructors were helpful in my success in the program. It was obvious that they all wanted us to succeed and would help us in every way that they could. My student teaching supervisor, Kathy Hagerty, was great! She helped all of her advisees and went above and beyond for us. Linda Wallace was always there when we needed anything, without her guidance, I don't feel that my work samples would not have turned out nearly as well.

What will your Ecampus degree allow you to do that you were unable to do before? The Master's Degree that I attained through Ecampus will allow me to find a job as a Highly Qualified Teacher and do a job that I love. I will be able to work with different populations, age levels, and even English Language Learners. I will be able to look forward to going to work everyday.

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