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Julia, a sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has wanted to be an elementary school teacher for as long as she can remember. Hear how her courses at UMass are preparing her for that goal.

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Graphic with text reading: Being an education major at UMass Amherst, and two photos of early childhood education major Julia outdoors on sunny days

“I am an early childhood education major and it is something that I have known I have wanted to do all my life,” Julia says. She tells me about how she has worked at the after school program at the elementary school in her town since the beginning of high school, has babysat since she was 13 and nannied for 3 young girls this past summer. “Working with kids is one of the most rewarding things for me and I absolutely love it and I can’t wait to have a classroom of my own one day,” Julia adds.