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Professional Focus


RMU's professional focus matters at every step: students in SESS experience a dynamic combination of in-class and exciting engagement opportunities that fully prepare them for the many challenges that classroom teachers and working professionals manage on a daily basis.  

All programs require either student teaching in a local district or a practicum/internship at a site related to the student’s career interests.  

These real-world experiences help students in all majors.  For students in the Social Sciences, a required practicum provides work experience and a transition to professional life. 

20120627_rmukids0653For students in Education, the last year of studies is a professional year, and includes three credits of teaching methods and pre-student teaching in the first semester, followed by 15 weeks of student teaching in a middle school in the second semester.  

Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, and there are close ties with professional communities, providing valuable connections for our students.  

Every fall, the Social Sciences Department co-sponsors a Career Day for Undergraduates, offering panels of professionals, mock interviews and networking for students to learn about career planning and how to approach the job search.   

New at RMU

Scholarships up to 50% off tuition, and graduate assistantships, for the Reading Specialist program

Literacy tutoring is also available for children through the Peirce Center for Structured Reading.