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Professional Focus

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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.