Coming from a family with a long tradition of attending Northwestern College, Trevor wanted to play football for the Raiders like his father and brother did. But ultimately his college decision came down to what Northwestern offered him: the opportunity to grow in his faith while also being pushed to be a better person and athlete. Now preparing to be a teacher and coach like his dad, Trevor hopes to continue the tradition of being a strong role model for students. An elementary education major pursuing endorsements in K-12 special education and coaching, Trevor is a leader in Northwestern’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter and has been involved in Spring Service Partnerships, the college’s short-term missions program.
I love kids, so it wasn’t hard to decide to become an educator. Also, my father is an elementary special education teacher. I’ve seen the impact he has had on his students, and I want to have that same positive impact.
In a class of their own
Northwestern’s education faculty are absolutely amazing. They truly want to see you succeed and want to get to know you on a personal level. They have a lot of experience, so they know how to handle a variety of situations well. They always tell us we can come to them for anything. They are great role models to learn from.
Our professors always talk about our mission of having a serving heart as a teacher. I know education is not about us; it’s about being a light to children.
Northwestern education majors get a lot of hands-on experience early so we can see if we want to be teachers or not. The faculty prepare us for the classroom very well.
Grade A education
Northwestern is a very special place. You’re going to be challenged in your classes as well as in your faith—and you’re going to gain great new friends. Faculty, staff and coaches prepare you to succeed in the real world by becoming great people, spouses, parents and Christians.