Joyce Jackson – Health and Physical Education Instructor

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Q: What is your name and what do you teach?
A: My name is Joyce Jackson. I am the Director of the Health and Physical Education Program and an assistant professor in the program at The University of Findlay.

Q: What is something hands-on students are doing now?
At The University of Findlay we pride ourselves on placing our students into the classroom as soon as possible beginning with their freshman year. For example, we get them involved in things like planning and implementing a “Health Kids Day” program that is free and open to the Hancock County community.

Q: What’s the best part about being an education professor?
Witnessing the growth that I see in the students that I have the opportunity to work with. Its interesting to watch them develop and blossom in the few years we have them here.

Q: What do you love about being an Oiler?
I love being an Oiler because I’ve always been an Oiler, first of all. I did my undergraduate and one of my master’s programs at The University of Findlay. We’re also very centrally located, especially for individuals interested in education programs, such as health and physical education. We have wonderful working relationships with local schools that offer opportunities for student placement.

100%
PASSAGE RATE
Our licensure candidates have a 100% passage rate on Praxis II licensure tests.
96%
STUDENT SATISFACTION
Students scored the College of Education higher than the state average on student satisfaction.
HANDS-ON
EXPERIENCE STARTING IN YEAR 1
There are multiple experiential learning options with international and domestic students and students with disabilities starting the first year and continuing throughout the program.
DIVERSE
DEGREE OPTIONS
A teaching license in health and physical education can compliment many other career fields. For example, pairing a major in strength and conditioning or a minor in coaching with this license widens their career options to teaching and coaching.
$42,000
IN SCHOLARSHIPS
Education students have the opportunity to qualify for 24 different scholarships each year, totaling more than $42,000. This is in addition to $16,000 in merit scholarships.
PERSONALIZED
PLACEMENT
We have the resources to place students where they really want to teach. Students can teach locally or, in some cases, in their hometowns.