1. You own a shirt that says, “SED ROX”
It was given to you at orientation and you’ve maybe worn it three times max. You also probably didn’t wear it during matriculation, even though you were told to.
2. Everyone in your classes knows each other, except for those two random people who aren’t in SED.
On top of that, you feel completely comfortable sharing with the entire class, because chances are, you’ll spend the rest of the day with them.
3. You have to write a reflection about everything you read and do.
“Did you do the reflection yet?”
4. You judge all of your professors on their teaching styles and philosophies.
How could you not? Our teachers are literally teaching future teachers. It’d be ironic if we didn’t think this way.
5. You can’t take electives.
Which isn’t a bad thing. SED kids are notorious for being passionate about what they do, so electives outside of SED aren’t that important to us.
6. You’ve fallen asleep on the SED lobby couches too many times.
The building’s design is some sort of crossover between a library and a pre-school. In essence, it’s quiet and you can spend your whole day in the building, so you nap where you can.
7. You know your favorite snack’s vending machine number as well as your peer’s favorite vending machine number.
C3 = peanut M&M’s.
8. You read a library worth of books every semester.
Disclaimer: most of them are children’s books.
9. You talk about your identity in nearly every class.
You complain, but you secretly love it.
10. On the first day of freshman year, you knew what you’d be taking senior spring because of the lovely/terrible grid.
You’ve also strategically planned when you’re taking all of your interdisciplinary classes so you can go abroad.
11. You’re pissed when you don’t get a movement break in class.
Especially since you took a whole class on how important they are.
12. You worship Jennifer Bryson.
All hail the true queen of SED and elementary education.
13. You have to take summer classes to graduate on time.
Which will most likely be taken at your local community college.
14. You know there are no bathrooms on the first floor.
You gotta go to floor 3 1/2th for that.