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Canada Study Abroad Trip Features Multicultural Experiences

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Early this summer, three CPASS undergraduate students and one faculty member joined 27 other students and faculty on a 10-day trip to Canada. This was the fifth version of the state-sponsored trip to L’Université Laval in Quebec City, Canada. 

>Established in 2009, the program, sponsored by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, is a joint initiative of three major state universities: West Virginia University, Marshall University, and West Virginia State University, and one Canadian university – L’Université Laval. The program provides students with an inexpensive opportunity to engage in a firsthand experience of a foreign culture and language. 

Impact of PETE Graduates in the Field

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An article written by third year PETE masters cohort teacher, Tyler Cathcart, is featured in the 2013 summer edition of The Pulse, an on line newsletter published by Tyler tells the story of The Education Center at The Watson Institute in Sewickley, PA where he teaches. The Education Center serves children between the ages of three and 21 who have various disabilities.

Tyler, who will graduate this month, explains that The Center has participated in the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart for the past decade. He says that although students deal with their own challenges, the lessons that they learn from actively participating in these fundraisers encourage them to lead healthier lifestyles.