University Students Talk About Why They Want to Be Teachers

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“Teaching is one of the few professions that is not just a job or even an
adventure—it’s a calling,” Secretary Arne Duncan said recently. “Great
teachers strive to help every student unlock their potential and develop the
habits of mind that will serve them for a lifetime. They believe that every
student has a gift—even when students doubt themselves.”

What motivates someone to become a teacher? We asked students at the
University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education why they wanted to enter
the teaching profession. Listen to their answers.

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