Colin McCarthy '12, Transfer Student

Colin McCarthy

My favorite place is in front of a classroom. As part of the student-teaching requirement, I taught a fourth-grade class at Cheltenham Elementary School for 14 weeks. It was by far the best time I’ve ever had.

At an early age I knew I wanted to be a teacher and Arcadia’s Master of Education program is the fastest way to get me where I want to be. At the end of five years, I’ll have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Education, and I’ll be certified in elementary and special education.

It wouldn’t have been such a positive experience if it were for my Literacy Education course with Dr. Leif Gustavson, Associate Professor Education. He taught me to be more outgoing and open. 

As a transfer student, becoming a part of the basketball team helped me get accustomed to campus faster. It’s where I met most of my best friends. Playing a Division III sport is awesome. I consider myself a pretty competitive person, and the competition in Division III is great. The crowds that turn up at the Kuch Center make playing night in and night out an awesome experience.


Major: Education Major 
Activities: Arcadia Ambassador, Arcadia Special Athletes Association, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Men's Basketball Team, Philadelphia Inquirer All-Area Academic Team



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