Name: Casey Laube
Class Year: Sophomore/Class of 2014
Hometown: Kingsport, Tennessee.
Major: Child Development and Learning with Teacher Licensure
Q: Why did you choose Maryville College?
I chose Maryville College because I loved the thought of a small school and it isn’t too far away from where I live. I had heard about this school when I toured it with my Girl Scout troop during my freshman year of high school. We also toured UT, but the school was too big and overwhelming for me. My roommate and I were in the same troop and loved Maryville, decided to tour one last time, applied and knew this was the place for us.
Q: When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I knew that I wanted to become a teacher when I was in middle school. I have always loved working with little kids in the nurseries at my church and during the summers I would babysit, so I knew this job would be perfect for me.
Q: Where would you like to teach after you graduate?
Anywhere that I am able to get a job at, but I would like to teach in a city bigger than my hometown of Kingsport, if possible. Somewhere like Knoxville, but I might consider moving to another state in order to get a higher-paying job.
Q: Do you think that your decision to come to MC was the right one?
Most definitely. I have made so many great friends here that I never had in high school. Everyone at this school is so kind and welcoming. The small campus feel has made it easier to be away from home.
Q: What's one thing you wish someone had told you before you came to Maryville?
That the freshman res life rules are stricter than I expected.
Q: Favorite place on campus?
I have several different favorite places to hang out. Eating lunch and dinner with friends in the cafeterias and hanging out in each other’s rooms.
Q: Favorite movie?
My favorite movie is The Proposal.
Hayley Carter '11, Lyndsey Elrod '11, Emily Headrick '11, and Laura Holt '11 attended the 2009 Regional National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) conference in Nashville, TN
Shotgun Spratling ’07, writer/owner/CEO of online blog The Blue Workhorse and current USC grad student, traveled to Cape Town, South Africa in June/July 2010 to document a defining time in that country's history. Check out the blog for this group: Reporting Cape Town
Teacher Licensure Program
The elementary licensure program provides opportunities for over 70 hours of classroom observations and micro-teaching experiences. Over 50 hours of classroom observations and micro-teaching experiences are available to students in the secondary licensure program. All licensure students must complete a 15 week student teaching placement in the senior year.
Physical Education, Health, and Outdoor Recreation
Students in the Physical Education, Health, and Outdoor Recreation (PHR) program participate in many valuable field experiences. Students volunteer to support Special Olympics. They coordinate Field Day events for local elementary school programs. The PE for Special Populations class works with area special needs students, both in the gym and in the pool. Other activities include fundraising efforts to benefit cancer survivors, participating in aquatic education, helping with school carnivals, and participating in youth sport programs.