Crystal Perez

Why did you choose UNI?

I decided on coming to UNI because I knew I wanted to be a teacher and I've always heard positive things about the UNI teacher education program.


Why should students thinking about going into teaching come to UNI?

UNI provides teaching experiences in the classroom and outside teaching experiences in the surrounding schools and other organizations in the community.  You are able get hands on experiences by working with students and the opportunity to sit and meet with great teachers who are there to help with your own future.



How has your academic experience been? Tell us about any great classes or professors that inspired or challenged you. 

I've had great professors here at UNI and some of my favorites have been those who have been classroom teachers themselves. They are able to relate the course work back to the classroom. This has given be a better understanding of how the methods I’m learning can be applied to the classroom.



Years from now, what will you remember the most about UNI?

 I'll remember all the schools I've had the opportunity to work in and the teachers I've worked with. Outside of academics, I'll remember how much I enjoyed being involved around campus and how much that has inspired me to continue to work with children.

Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Minor: Early Childhood Special Education)
West Des Moines, IA