Early Childhood, Child and Family Studies Track
Deiondra Winn always dreamed of becoming a teacher, but it wasn’t until she came to Armstrong in 2012 to pursue a B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education, that she uncovered a deeper goal - to become a social worker. Fortunately, Armstrong’s professors prepared her for life after graduation.
“They have helped instill in me a level of professionalism that some don’t acquire until they begin working full-time,” she says. “I feel ready to arrive on a job site and succeed.”
In addition to her relationships with her professors, Winn feels that one of her most valuable experiences at Armstrong her participation in the Student Scholars Symposium, an event where university undergraduates present research projects and papers.
“I had a wonderful time,” she says. “It was something that I wouldn’t have been able to do at another school since these opportunities are usually reserved for graduate students.”
Prepped and confident to manage work at a graduate level, Winn plans to pursue a master’s degree in Social Work following graduation.
“Attending Armstrong has been a great opportunity that I’ll never take for granted,” she says. “It was a valuable experience that was a definite confidence booster.”