Jillian Wiedrich

Bachelor of Arts with Elementary Teacher Certification

Jillian  Wiedrich, School of Education

Field of Study: Undergrad: Teacher Certification—Elem Ed—Social Studies

Year in Program: Senior

Age: 21

Geographic Region: Wilmette, IL

Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Prior to UM: Before coming to U of M I lived in Wilmette, IL and graduated from New Trier High School.

The best part of SOE so far: The best part of SOE so far is both the interning experiences I've had in local elementary schools through the Teacher Certification program, and the wonderful friendships that I've developed with my peers.

After graduation: I hope to return to the Chicago area and find a teaching job. After a few years of teaching, I would like to get a masters in Teacher Leadership. Further down the line, I could also see myself going into administration, but I definitely want many years in the classroom before that!

Teach me something! If you're coming into an undergraduate program it's really beneficial to pick your major early on so you know what your requirements are. If you are committed to graduating in four years, planning ahead will be essential. However, try to be flexible. My plan changed countless times depending on when classes were offered in a particular term and what I still needed to take, but it all worked out fine in the end!

Wiedrich’s program of study:
Elementary Teacher Education