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Virgil G. Fredenberg, Ed.D.

Virgil G. Fredenberg, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

School of Education

Education

  • Ed. D, M.S., B.S. - Montana State University

Biography

While in the Air Force, I took courses in the evenings. The professor at the small college I attended made math make so much sense. I took every course he taught. In a calculus class, some of my friends suggested we should have some study sessions. They told me that I was better at teaching the material than the professor. While I thought our professor was great, their comments planted the seed. After I completed my military service, I went to college to get a business degree. However, business courses were not interesting to me. Since I had taken as much math as I was able to because I enjoyed it and the professor made math make sense, that seed planted by my friends got me to thinking about becoming a math teacher. A math education professor, who became a friend and mentor, helped me plan out my degree path. And the moment I started taking math education courses I knew I wanted to teach.

I pride myself in being able to explain math to those who have not had success in math courses. While a teaching assistant working on my advanced degrees, I taught sections of courses that other TA’s and professors taught. None of the students in any of the sections I taught failed. And I taught everything from Finite Math to Calculus.

UAS is such a family environment for college courses. When you enroll at UAS, everyone here is watching out for you. The faculty, staff, and students are like a team. We all want you to be successful and we all work together to help you do that. That is what makes UAS special to me.

Virgil G. Fredenberg, Ed.D.

Professor of Education

School of Education

Virgil G. Fredenberg, Ed.D.