Program of the Month Q&A: M.S.Ed. in Literacy Alum Lindsay MacKay ’17
While a student in Medaille ‘s M.S.Ed. (Master of Science in Education), literacy program, Lindsay MacKay ’17 was taught the value of preparation. Now a teaching assistant at Cleveland Hill Elementary School, she puts the skills she learned at Medaille to use each day.
Here, MacKay explains what drew her to College's literacy program, and she describes how her education prepared her for the day-to-day responsibilities of managing a classroom.
What led to your decision to enroll in the M.S.Ed. in literacy program at Medaille?
I chose to go to Medaille because I heard great things about the school’s education programs. When attending graduate open houses, the staff at Medaille were the only people who actually had answers to all of my questions or knew how to get the answers for me. I also appreciated convenient scheduling options. Medaille was close to home, and was very welcoming from day one.
What was your favorite part of the program?
The professors were my favorite part of the M.S.Ed. in literacy program. Every professor I had at Medaille was highly knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Dr. Jennifer Reichenberg and Michelle Cefaratti, in particular, were always willing to go out of their way to answer questions and support our learning in any way possible. The instruction, assignments, and feedback they gave were incredibly meaningful and connected throughout the program.
Have you been able to apply the knowledge you learned in the M.S.Ed. in literacy program in your current work?
As a teaching assistant, I find that I use many of the classroom management strategies, differentiation and best practices I learned at Medaille on a daily basis.
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