HPU Senior Learns Patience, Creativity During Internship At Children's Center

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 27, 2009 – Megan McGee, a senior majoring in history with minors in political science and education at High Point University, is learning first-hand what it means to be a teacher, thanks to an internship at Laurel Oak Children?s Center in High Point.
McGee serves as the lead teacher of the 2-year-olds classroom where she oversees 18 2-year-olds each day. She is responsible for creating weekly lesson plans, caring for the basic needs of every child and providing a safe and fun learning environment.
“My day consists of cleaning up after the children, teaching the children how to share and express themselves verbally, disciplining accordingly, creating fun and educational activities and sending the kids home in one piece,” McGee said.
She says the experience that she’s gaining is valuable to her future because she wants to continue teaching after she graduates in May.
“My internship experience has taught me the value of patience, organization, multitasking and creativity,” McGee says. “I intend on becoming a teacher after graduation.”
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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