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Departmental Essays

Elementary Education

Early Childhood

Special Education

Directions: Please include your E-number in the header on each page of your essay.  Your essay should be completed as a Word document, double space type, 12-point, Times New Roman font, and APA or comparable grammar format.

Please respond to each of the following questions (1-2 pages):

1. What has motivated you to return to a graduate program at this time, and why do you feel ESU is a good fit for you?

2. What are your career goals/plans (both short and long term? 

3. Describe at least one professional experience that involved an ethical dilemma. How did you resolve this situation? 

4. Describe why it is important to keep high expectations in the classroom while respecting individual learner.