"With its emphasis on recognizing students' diverse backgrounds, CGU's Teacher Education program has instilled in me the importance of being an advocate for social justice and equity."
Tamara Jourdain (MA in Education, 2004)
As a kindergarten teacher, Tamara Jourdain has her hands full most days. Nonetheless, she manages to find time to pass along her own teaching skills as both a colleague and a mentor. In the brief time since graduating from CGU Tamara has not only become chairperson for her grade level, she also has begun serving as a master teacher for several teacher education programs.
In this way, the award-winning teacher passes on the high-level instruction and hands-on experience she received at CGU. She always leads with her enthusiasm. "CGU's high-quality, rigorous program has positively contributed to my career as an educational leader," she explains. "I truly believe that my students are successful because I recognize the value of getting an in depth understanding of each and every one them. I would definitely recommend CGU'ss Teacher education program to aspiring educators."