John Bauman M.A.
What is your field of expertise, and what makes you interested in this field?
Making a difference in the world by changing the experiences of children...through my interactions with my students and others.
Can you briefly introduce the academic program (or department) you are in to our prospective students?
The School of Education is about teachers, and more. We are about helping individuals mine the potentials of others. We're about helping people to find and use their gifts in a way that improves the world for its inhabitants. We do this is by preparing beginning teachers, assisting experienced teachers to become more effective, and those who want to teach, but not in what some might consider a traditional classroom.
What distinguishes St. Scholastica/your program from other good colleges and universities?
We are field experience rich! Our faculty are out there in the trenches, working with kids, mentoring our students, and making changes in the world.
What do you like best about St. Scholastica?
I work here because I'm allowed to be a human with interests and passions. I get to interact with & help my students instead of being chained to a computer doing research. Saint Scholastica is about building knowledge and relationships. One shouldn't exist without the other.
What's your most interesting teaching or research experience at St. Scholastica?
I love bringing alive the area of Educational Psychology to my students. They enter expecting a bunch of book work that is dry and stale. They leave knowing educational psychology is alive in the learners of yesterday, today, and the tomorrow.
What's your advice for prospective students?
Live life to its fullest by loving those around you, especially those who are different than you. Take ownership for your actions & thoughts, they define you. Make the right choice, even when no one is watching.