Meghan Boardman

- Student; On Campus and On Location

I was able to start getting classroom experience right away.

SNHU has helped South Burlington, Vt., native Meghan Boardman develop skills for the career she wants to pursue and discover herself in the bargain.

“My experiences at SNHU have taught me a lot about myself,” she says. “I have grown up a lot, both personally and academically, since freshman year. I have also gained many skills which have prepared me for a teaching career after I graduate.”

A four-year member of the Dance Club, which performs at Penmen basketball games and a spring recital, Megan describes the club as “the rock” that anchored her during her SNHU experience.

“I danced in high school, so it was a natural transition,” she says. “Dance helped me meet people right away when I came to SNHU. It has been great fun throughout my four years at SNHU.”

It helped her develop self-confidence, too, both as a member of a team and as a leader. They are values that were enhanced by her experience as an admission office tour guide, which she became during her sophomore year.

With a natural affinity for greeting and helping other people, she was the ideal ambassador. And the experience was a perfect complement to her education.

“SNHU was the first school I visited,” she says. “I knew I wanted to major in education and I wanted to attend a smaller university which offered smaller classes and more hands-on experience. At SNHU, unlike many schools I considered, I was able to start getting classroom experience right away my freshman year.

“Real world-experience is a big focus of the program,” she adds. “Students have to complete 100 hours of experience, including student teaching, by their senior year and a lot of time is devoted to that experience in the classrooms. All of the faculty members are or have been teachers. They have a lot of knowledge to share that can’t be taught just from a text book. SNHU’s elementary ed program is a very close, supportive program and you get a great education.”

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