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.
For 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.
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.