Meet Erica Rubenzer, a junior Elementary Education major with a middle level English concentration from Jim Falls, Wisconsin. With most schools offering teaching degrees, she explains what makes education at Saint Mary's different:

Erica Rubenzer
"SMU education is so unique because of the small class sizes and one-on-one attention we receive from professors. Our close relationships among peers as well as professors make it really feel like a family here... SMU students get out into the field earlier than a lot of other universities. As early as first semester sophomore year we are heading out into classrooms and getting the feel for what it is really like."