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Learn about fast track to teaching program at C2E open house

May 17, 2013
KOKOMO, Ind. — Do you want to be a teacher, but think it will take too long?

Allyson Jewell teaching at Pettit Park ElementaryAllyson Jewell teaching at Pettit Park Elementary

Come see how you can become a math, science, English, or social studies teacher in less than two years, at Indiana University Kokomo's Change to Education open house.

School of Education leaders will be available to talk about the 24-credit hour program from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 23, in the Kelley Student Center, Room 130.

Shirley Aamidor, associate dean, said the program is for people who already have bachelor's degrees in these subject areas.

"They already have the knowledge about their subject areas, and our faculty will prepare them to teach it in the most effective manner possible," Aamidor said. "We can also place them as permanent substitute teachers in one of our 24 partner schools, to gain hands-on experience and allow potential employers to see them succeed on the job. That is a positive for all the people involved."

C2E includes two semesters of classroom work, one summer session, and a semester of student teaching, leading to licensure in grades 5-12 in math, science, social studies, and English/language arts.

Aamidor said there is a demand for teachers in these areas, particularly in math and sciences.

"Their previous degrees, combined with our educational preparation, will make these future teachers very attractive candidates when they apply for teaching jobs," she said. "We are giving our students marketable skills, while also providing quality teachers in high demand areas to the schools in our region."

For more information about the open house, or requirements to enroll contact Aamidor at saamidor@iuk.edu or Nicole Gill at niagill@iuk.edu. Those interested may also call 765-455-9441 for more information.

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.

Last updated: 09/02/2014