Feeling disengaged in my current job and being a French speaker, I realized that teaching was a good option for me. I knew a few people who had attended Medaille and they all raved about the terrific education and faculty. After I attended an information session, I knew this was the school for me. Though the workload was challenging, I found the Medaille faculty to be supportive and available to students. They are amazing! Also, I found my classmates to be like a family. We were 100% supportive of each other both in and out of class. If you're thinking about going back to school, do it! My experience has been 100% positive.
I was interested in a college that offered one-on-one attention and one that was as committed as I was to education. Medaille was able to offer that from day one. I've accomplished so much in such a short period of time. I love to teach and to learn new concepts about how to become a better teacher. That's what Medaille has offered me. The students that I took classes with were also very driven, passionate and creative. I know that soon I will have a teaching job that I love and that will be rewarding to me personally.
Medaille's two-day-a-week class schedule provided me with flexibility to not be away from my family for too long, as well as the ability to work three days of the week to help with the finances. I thought the travel from Canada to Amherst would be a problem, but surprisingly, the distance and the time to get to and from school never became an issue. The experience has been very good. The professors here are very approachable, caring, dedicated and passionate about their work, and the small class sizes allow for regular and personal attention from the faculty. When I started, I only knew two people in the class, but I've developed really strong relationships with my classmates that I know will continue after graduation.