Essay On Statement Of Purpose Of History

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Statement of Purpose By the time I was sixteen, I had taken many different history classes throughout my academic career. However, that year when I took my U.S. History class with Mrs. Klein, I found my perspectives on history changed drastically. Mrs. Klein found connections to our past that directly tied into our future, all while engaging every student and encouraging us all to meet her expectations. I quickly found myself participating in the class very frequently, and I looked forward to learning more about the subject each day. Because I was so used to a traditionally dry lecture format, I was not aware of how interesting and fascinating history can be. It was then I became aware of just how important a strong and passionate teacher is to education. More than just teaching us, she influenced us to take action in our lives and realize that history could always be made. Through her, I learned how I can inspire and influence my future students to address the societal …show more content…
When I dug deeper into the graduate program, I was excited to find that Professor Baron Bruce and Susan Guilfoyle both lecture at UC Irvine’s credential program. Professor Baron’s book What did you Learn in School Today stood out as one of the resources that helped me when I was beginning to tutor. Add in specific what tool did you learn from the book. Likewise, I find that his experience working to solve inter-ethnic conflicts in schools would provide me the skills in learning how to foster and facilitate the growth of diverse students. Professor Guilfoyle provided resources and mentorship while I took one of her education classes. Additionally, she showed me the best path I could take to become a future teacher, which is through the UCI master’s program. Her helpful assistance has demonstrated the level of support the faculty at this program

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