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Samuel Cohn '71, professor of medieval history, University of Glasgow

Katherine Crosby '07, French teacher, Cohoes

Madelyn Degutis '12, English teacher, Andalucía, Spain

Sara Dingledy '94, principal, Westchester Square Academy

Vinny Dotoli '91, founder and head of school, Harlem Academy

Daniel Flint '02, history teacher, A. Philip Randolph Academies of Technology, Jacksonville, Fla.

Katie Schuff '12, Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Indonesia

Kimberly Keller Vlasseman '91, high school mathematics teacher, the American School of the Hague in the Netherlands

Gabe Webster '10, Fellow/Teacher, Math for America (MfA)

Sara Dingledy ’94 Sara Dingledy ’94 (center) works with 10th-graders >Learn more


Students who would like to pursue a career in the classroom, particularly at the secondary school level, typically major in their area of interest, whether in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Sciences.

In addition, Union students work toward a Master of Arts and Teaching (MAT), which leads to teaching certification in grades 7-12 in many fields in which our undergraduates can major and minor.

How to pursue at Union:

Possible majors:

Biology, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, English, French, Geology, German, History, Latin, Mathematics, Physics and Spanish

Clubs, organizations and volunteer opportunities:

Homework and Skills Development Program, Junior Science, COCOA House (Children of Our Community Open to Achievement), Project SAIL (Studying Arithmetic in Literature), ROAR (Reach Out and read), STEP (Science and Technology Entry Program)

Internship opportunities:

Breakthrough (Greater Boston) Collaborative; Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth; New England Center for Children; School on Wheels; Teach for America; Urban Education Leaders Intern Program of District of Columbia Public Schools

Suggested terms abroad:

Cambodia, which offers internships with The Global Child, a school for street children, and the Ponheary Ly Foundation, which supports rural public schools; Montevideo, Uruguay, which focuses on a national education initiative; and Palau, Micronesia, which offers internships at local schools