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Education Department: Curriculum and Instruction Leadership Graduate

Madison Thompson, 2016 undergraduate education major, 2019 Curriculum and Instruction Leadership masters graduate

  • What brought you to Evangel? 

I originally attended EU in 2013 because I wanted to “small school” experience. I returned in 2018 to the Curriculum and Instructional leadership program because the professors at Evangel are unmatched. The professors were able make online learning personal. Each professor made sure the learning was meaningful and purposeful. 

  • How did you know that Education was your calling?

I love to learn! I had great educators who set that fire inside of me; I wanted to do the same. 

  • How would you best describe your time at Evangel? 

Intentional. When pursuing an advanced degree you often are juggling your personal life, work, and course work. Each assignment was created to help us in new ways. I felt that I could apply each new lesson into my current classroom. 

  • In what ways did the Education department impact you? 

I had my first daughter while I was in the Curriculum & Instruction program. My professors each called, emailed, or text me while I was in the hospital. The care they showed me exemplified servant leadership. The kind words and advice they gave me as a new mother reminded me of the personal role we carry as Instructional Leaders. 

  • How have you seen God present through your educational journey and career?

Since completing my degree in Curriculum & Instruction Leadership I have begun a new role as an Early Childhood Specialist. I believe God has placed each student in my care. When I saw that my classroom was painted yellow, my favorite color, I knew I was exactly where God wanted me to be; He cares about the details of our life! 

  • What would you say to a student considering coming to Evangel and pursuing a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction Leadership?

Take the leap! You will grow professionally and personally from the program. 

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