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act! Student Testimonials

Adam

Adam

"I worked five years as a substitute teacher and found that it was a passion. My quality of life improved and I just felt better as a person. The act! program bridged my passion to become a teacher." [Full Interview]




Brandon

Brandon

"Dr. Beeth and Dr. Ladwig were phenomenal advisors. Both were very open and receptive to one-on-one discussions and they also answered the questions that I would email often. They always offered encouragement and gave great feedback." [Full Interview]




David

David

"The program and the people who led the program were tremendously supportive and helpful in anyway needed as I went through the process of achieving licensure, preparing to look for a job, and gaining employment as a teacher. The experience has been tremendous for me." [Full Interview]




Amanda

Amanda

"It’s really just been a blessing to get me to where I want to be. I was working as a teacher’s aide for a few years and really decided that I wanted my own classroom. This was the best program that I could find that would allow me to do that in the shortest amount of time. I have nothing but good things to say about the program." [Full Interview]




Albana

Albana

"My advice to those just entering the program is to plan carefully with the exams that you have to take. Create relationships with those who are finishing now, with the schools, with the program advisors, any relationships that they can create would be good." [Full Interview]




Kyle

Kyle

"With the support that I had I was able to keep my job and go through the program instead of having to put the financial burden on my wife. We didn’t have to change our jobs for me to go back to school, which was nice." [Full Interview]




Tracey

Tracey

"The act! staff cares about student success. From initial contact to advising to coursework to licensure, I received an exceptional education in a collaborative and supportive learning environment." [Full Interview]




Kim

Kim

"Student teaching is a big challenge to obtaining licensure. The Noyce stipend was a great help for the financial aspect of student teaching and allowed me to concentrate more on the learning opportunity, which is tremendous but time consuming." [Full Interview]



Erich

Erich

"To anyone who qualifies for this program, who wants or needs to find a rewarding career path, the act! program is a great option." [Full Interview]





Marion

Marion

"Once I decided that I wanted a career in education, I began searching for degree and/or licensure programs. I was frustrated by the response that I would need to get a bachelor’s degree in Education." [Full Interview]




Cindy

Cindy

"Time saving was my draw into the program.  That meant great money savings as well.  As it turns out, the benefits of flexibility, support, and enthusiasm by those running the program is what I am most thankful for." [Full Interview]



David Rudolph

David

"I checked with a few local colleges and even though I had a PhD, it was going to take me 3 years and 10’s of thousands of dollars to get certified.  Then I discovered act! and literally got certified in less than a year and it was very affordable." [Full Interview]



Patrick

Patrick

"The ACT! Program was a perfect place for me because it took into account my previous coursework and my current abilities.  Other full University programs wanted me to complete a full Math for Education minor and then enter the Department of Education.  This was not only too much time for me but had me retaking courses which I had mastered 20 years ago." [Full Interview]

Karla

Karla

"The act! program honored my undergraduate and graduate coursework. The classes I did need to take were offered online and at convenient times" [Full Interview]




Lisa

Lisa

"The act! program staff made a great effort to make a personal connection and to try and make my transition into a new career as smooth as possible." [Full Interview]




Ryan

Ryan

"The Alternative Careers in Teaching (Act!) program recognized the fact that I had extensive science background and experience and allowed me to become licensed in the areas I needed.  Without the act program, I would most likely still be searching for a solution. I am very grateful!" [Full Interview]