Student Jaelyn Prediger talks about her experience as a student

Today’s spotlight is shining on 4th-year Education student Jaelyn Prediger.

Jaelyn is taking our Secondary Education program, with a major in Health Education and a minor in Social Studies Education. She is also concurrently taking her Certificate of Extended Studies in Inclusive Education.

In her Grade 12 year, when Jaelyn was choosing a career path, she knew that she needed a path that would give her opportunities to interact with students and families, and that would encourage her to life-long learning and skill development. Because she had experience in educating youth as a Lifeguard and Swim Instructor, she had developed skills that are needed to be a teacher: “Both jobs helped me to acquire the crucial skills of communication, connection-building, adaptability, patience, time management, and more,” says Jaelyn.

Jaelyn enjoys developing extensive knowledge in the areas she has chosen for her major and minor, the areas in which she hopes to teach. The experience and adaptability she is gaining through her practicums is also valuable. Jaelyn says, “Although we choose a major and minor in the Secondary Education program, my field placements have also allowed me to gain beneficial and practical experience outside my major/minor and chosen grade levels.”

Why become a teacher at the University of Regina? Jaelyn says, “I chose the University of Regina because I felt that it would be the best place for me to further my learning and studies while also preparing me for the rewarding career of being a teacher. The Faculty of Education provides many field opportunities for students to enter the classroom and receive practical teaching experiences. One of my family members is also a Faculty of Education alumna, so I knew that completing my undergraduate degree at the University of Regina would be a great choice and would greatly benefit me in the present and near future.”

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