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Strong Graduates | Cynthia Mosley

I have developed a passion for reaching all types of children

Cynthia Mosley is a lifelong learner whose enthusiasm for education has led her to pursue multiple graduate degrees – and she’s not done yet. She already has a master’s degree in mathematics education, and is receiving a master in education (M.Ed.) with a specialty in special education from Meredith in May 2014. Her future plans include pursuing her doctorate.

Mosley was drawn to the small classes and individual attention at Meredith, and the fact that professors teach the “whole person.” She currently teaches communications and math to 2nd through 6th graders. Mosley emphasizes meeting her students where they are – and then helping them reach their fullest potential. Although she has always been committed to the teaching profession, her desire to work with students of all abilities has evolved over time.

“As an undergraduate student, I wouldn’t have been as open to working in the special education field,” said Mosley. “I have developed a passion for reaching all types of children. For me, it’s not about teaching to the middle, it’s about touching each child in a special way.”

Mosley wanted to pursue her M.Ed. in special education to better meet the diverse needs of her students. For example, several of her students with special needs are also gifted in mathematics. Teaching these students allows her to use her graduate-level knowledge in both special education and mathematics education.

Mosley uses her strong listening and communication skills when addressing the sensitive subject of whether a child needs to be assessed.

“I always listen to the parents’ story first. As a parent myself, I can share parts of my own story to help put them at ease,” said Mosley. “I tell them there’s nothing wrong with saying ‘My child needs assistance.’ It can be a great source of anxiety for parents, and part of my job is helping them through the process.”

Next, Mosley plans to pursue her doctorate so that she can educate tomorrow’s teachers.

“I never thought I’d want to work with adults, but now I’m thinking I’d like to help others learn how to teach,” said Mosley. She laughed, “My professors were all for it, but they said I have to take at least a semester off.”

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