Amanda Acosta has always known she wanted to be a teacher. “I love the hands-on experience I get in the school setting,” she said.
Studying education at Carthage has allowed Amanda to do field work in the Kenosha schools. She also is part of Student WEA, an education association affiliated with the state and national associations.
Amanda will be student teaching in Spring 2014. “Carthage has given me a great experience when it came to learning how to be a teacher.”
“I want to be a teacher in an urban school.”
“Prof. Easley is one of my favorite professors I have had. She taught me a lot without making me realize how much I was learning. She made it fun and interesting, and I hope to do the same as a future teacher.”
“Children’s Literature was one of my favorite classes I have taken at Carthage.”
“My hardest class was Physics.”
Opportunities at Carthage
“Carthage has provided me with great opportunities to get involved in the classroom.”
“I have been involved with Student WEA, and I have a job on campus.”
Favorite moments at Carthage
“I really enjoy family weekends. Casino night is always fun!”
Biggest surprise so far?
“I am surprised at how many organizations are available at Carthage.”
What would your 8-year-old self think of you now?
“I don’t think I would be surprised that I was going into education, but I would be surprised that I am minoring in Spanish.”
Advice for other students considering your major
“Do it! Carthage has given me a great experience when it came to learning how to be a teacher.”