by Claire Miller
Kinesiology and health student Reginald Amey wants to change the way physical education is taught in schools, and the College of Education is giving him the tools to do so.
“I don’t want to be another P.E. teacher who throws a ball to his students and tells them to play – I want to change the face of physical education,” he said. “Since I’ve been here at Georgia State, I’ve developed a greater passion for teaching.”
Amey was one of several students to share his thoughts on the training he received in the COE during its homecoming activities Sept. 30.
The college hosted an open house from 2:30-3 p.m. and 3:30-4 p.m., with representatives from COE student organizations, departments, University Student Advisement Center and the COE's Office of Academic Assistance on hand to talk to freshman and sophomore education majors about what the college has to offer.
The COE also hosted a panel discussion with current students like Amey, who talked about the challenges and rewards of becoming a teacher.
Meghan Bozaich, an early childhood education major, sees her greatest challenge is being flexible in her teaching.
“For me, the biggest challenge has been the differences between what we’re learning to do and what teachers have been doing for years,” she explained. “You have to learn to be flexible – to know when to step up, or when to step back.”
The homecoming celebrations gave faculty, staff and students a chance to speak with undergraduates and promote the college’s programs.
“We wanted to let our strongest advocates speak for us,” said Joyce Many, executive associate dean of academic programs.
For more information about the college’s programs and services, visit http://education.gsu.edu.