Cameron University’s popular CU Become a Teacher workshop will come to Altus on Thursday, November 21, to assist area residents who are interested in entering the teaching field. This specialized workshop focuses on the multiple pathways for becoming a teacher, including options for individuals with degrees in non-education fields to complete a graduate degree in education and for working professionals seeking a bachelor’s degree in education. The workshop will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Heritage Center at Western Oklahoma State College. There is no charge to attend. A free dinner is provided for all who pre-register. To register online, go to http://www.cameron.edu/cu-become-a-teacher and click on “Registration Form.” For more information, email CUTeach@cameron.edu or call 580-581-2320.
CU Become a Teacher will offer information to those who have a college degree, those who have earned college credit but have yet to earn a degree, and those who have yet to earn college credit. Cameron offers education courses in the evenings and weekends as well as online to accommodate individuals who work during daytime hours.
"Our communities need more individuals to enter the teaching profession,” says Dr. Dana Hilbert, Chair, CU Department of Education. “The public school systems in Jackson County, like all school districts throughout Oklahoma, struggle to find highly-qualified, dedicated teachers. Through CU Become a Teacher, we hope to have a positive impact on schools throughout southwest Oklahoma by increasing the number of certified teachers in the area. The workshop will allow interested individuals to explore the multiple pathways to becoming a certified teacher in Oklahoma, and we encourage those individuals to begin their teacher education at Cameron University."
Presented by the CU Department of Education, CU Become a Teacher is made possible through an Oklahoma Teacher Connection Grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
November 7, 2019