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Why Do Alumni Send Their Students to Cedarville?

Why Do Alumni Send Their Students to Cedarville?

May 10, 2018

education major in classroom with young students with hands raised and papers in handWhat makes Cedarville alumni want to send their children to Cedarville? For Cathy Exline, a Cedarville 1995 elementary education graduate, it can be summed up in one word: excellence.

Cathy found that her Cedarville experience prepared her well for the challenges of classroom teaching. "When I began my first position teaching fifth grade, my colleagues and I would chat about our college experiences," she explained. "I found that I was much more prepared to be in the classroom than other new teachers because Cedarville required and provided many more field experiences in actual classrooms. That hands-on experience allowed me to go into my first few years more confident and prepared."

Now, years later, Cathy’s daughter, Cayla, is a high school senior preparing to start her own college journey at Cedarville next fall as an elementary education major. "Of course, I wanted her to choose Cedarville," Cathy shared, "but I knew it would have to be her choice." After exploring several Christian universities, Cayla chose Cedarville.

"When we visited Cedarville, I was pleasantly surprised that many things have changed since I attended," Cathy said, referencing things like relaxed dress code and rules and new facilities. "But one thing that did not change was Cedarville's commitment to excellence in all they do."

One thing that stood out for the Exlines was the hands-on experience Cayla will receive immediately as an education major, something that Cathy herself benefited from years earlier. "We found that with Cedarville's connection with Xenia Community Schools in the Collaborative Clinical Partnership, our daughter would have even more immediate, authentic experience in the classroom to practice the things she learns in her college education courses," Cathy explained. "I was pleased with her decision to choose Cedarville and I am excited about all the opportunities she will receive."

Whatever the major, Cedarville University is equipping students with hands-on experience that enriches their academically excellent, biblically integrated coursework.


P.S. If your student has been accepted to Cedarville for fall 2018, there is still time to pay the deposit to reserve his or her place. But don't wait ... deposits are already at an all-time high!

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