“Being at Central has expanded my horizons with what I can do with an education degree.”
– Mason Muur ’20
Hometown: Morrison, Illinois
Majors: Secondary Education and Social Science
Scholarships: Presidential, Trustee, Ministry and Mission, Central Heritage and Geisler/Penquite
Campus Activities: Cross Country, Track and Field, President of Central’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Lead Central’s Cross Country/Track and Field Bible Study and Central’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)
Career Goals: As a teacher and coach, to be a solid role model and mentor for my students and athletes
Cliché or not, Mason Muur ’20 loves how Central and Pella felt like home. So does the education department, of which Muur had heard good things.
“The reputation is a big deal,” he says.
Muur arrived undecided on a major but quickly chose education.
“The education department at Central has really helped me shape my future,” he says.
Muur plans to teach middle or high school. In the final semester of his junior year, Muur believes he is ready now.
“Do I have stuff to learn? Yes,” he says. “But I’d say I’m ready to student teach now if I had to.”
Muur is paired with a mentor at Pella Middle School in an eighth-grade classroom.
“I’ve been able to watch and observe and put together lessons,” Muur says. “That’s what Central Teacher Academy does. They get you in front of a classroom talking with students.”
Muur also competes on the cross country and track and field teams. He’s the president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and leads a Bible study for his two teams.
It’s all about experiences for Muur, in the classroom and out. That includes the experiences he believes have prepared him for the future, whatever it ends up being.
“Being at Central has expanded my horizons with what I can do with an education degree,” he says. “I’m thinking about eventually becoming a school counselor or getting my master’s in administration and becoming a principal or superintendent. I’m keeping my options open. My degree from Central sets me up for that.”