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Activities & Research Opportunities

  • ElEd Students

The University of Minnesota, Morris is known for dynamic, engaged students both in and out of the classroom. Morris provides numerous co-curricular and extracurricular activities for elementary education majors that complement academic coursework.

  • ELTAP, the English Language Teaching Assistant Program, allows students fluent in spoken English to help people in other countries learn English. While experiencing another culture and community, participants complete Morris course requirements and share their culture and language with others.
  • The Honors Program is an interdisciplinary curriculum for eligible students with classes taught by faculty from across the campus. Students who complete the program graduate “with Honors” on their degree.
  • Elementary education majors are afforded the unique opportunity to student teach abroad through the Global Student Teaching program. Study Abroad programs allow students to gain language, reasoning, and interpersonal skills, and a global perspective that will serve them throughout their lives and careers. Credits earned apply to general education and/or major requirements.
  • TREC, Tutoring, Reading, Enabling Children, is a collaborative program between Morris and regional communities. Volunteers support literacy development and gain teaching experience in individual and small group settings.
  • Many Morris students complete research experiences through Morris Academic Partners (MAP) or Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) projects, present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, or assist professors with fieldwork.
  • Elementary education majors have served as teaching assistants for courses/professors.
  • There are also opportunities to work in the Writing Center or tutor for the Office of Academic Success.
  • EMSP, the campus chapter of the Education Minnesota Student Program, helps students develop preprofessional skills. Members attend professional meetings and conferences, and meet bi-monthly to discuss education issues, complete volunteer service projects, hear from professionals in the field, and have fun with other teacher candidates.
  • Many students volunteer in organizations and activities, such as Big Friend/Little Friend or Super Saturday Science, or any number of the 85 student organizations at Morris.