At the 2016-2017 Master of Arts in Teaching Recognition Ceremony, Emily Salveson was awarded a Mary Roosevelt Honor Scholarship in Teaching and Learning for excellence in academics, demonstrated leadership skills, and dedication to improving the lives and educational opportunities of students. Emily is pursuing her MAT with a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. Below, she shares her thoughts about her educational journey and her chosen career.
I grew up in Riverside, California. I attended California State University, Fullerton to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies with an emphasis in Elementary School Settings. While at CSUF, I was a member of the University Honors Program, where I completed a thesis project studying and interpreting the Next Generation Science Standards and constructed lesson plans that incorporated the Universal Design Theory of Learning. This project really helped narrow my interest in education and influenced me to pursue my Masters in Teaching at UC Irvine.
I believe that research has positive influences on education and can be used to make a positive impact on the lives of children and teachers. I enjoy working with the elementary age group because of their love of learning new concepts and ideas about how the world works. I chose to continue my education at UC Irvine because of the strong emphasis on inquiry based learning and collaboration with peers, fellow teachers, and faculty. After I graduate and earn my multiple subject teaching credential, I wish to pursue my passion for teaching in an elementary school.
Mary Roosevelt and Emily Salveson