Support Student Success

And the College of Education and Human Services

Goal: $5,000

In the College of Education and Human Services and School of Social Work, we are working hard to provide as many opportunities for our students to engage in what the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) calls High Impact Practices. High Impact Practices are aspects of the curriculum designed to positively impact student engagement and learning, and they include elements such as first-year experiences, undergraduate research opportunities, service learning and capstone experiences.Students studying abroad in Sweden visit Tallinn, Estonia.

One High Impact Practice that helps give our students new perspectives on global citizenship is the opportunity to study abroad. As AAC&U puts it, these experiences allow students to “explore ‘difficult differences’ such as racial, ethnic, and gender inequality, or continuing struggles around the globe for human rights, freedom, and power.”

Associate Professor of Education Jason Petula shares this story of global education in the 2021-2022 academic year:

On Christmas Day, a group of intrepid teacher candidates departed the United States to commence the first Marauders Abroad Program (MAPs) since the start of the pandemic.  The students were participating in a capstone practicum to complete their Integrated STEM Education Methods (ISEM) minor in Stockholm, Sweden.  

The students arrived in northern Europe at the peak of the Omicron variant wave.  Despite the challenges of teaching during a pandemic, the group of Millersville University students displayed remarkable professionalism, along with other university EPPIC values. 

We invite you to consider supporting study abroad opportunities for our students in education, social work, psychology and sports administration. Please help them to gain new perspectives on our world, ones that will greatly inform their professional practice and their personal lives. Our students and our local communities will be the better for it.

Student studying abroad in Sweden teaches remotely.

For every gift given to the College of Education and Human Services - International Travel Fund, the college will give an equal gift to this fund to support High Impact Practices for students up to a total of $5,000.

 

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