Utica University to Host Apprentice Teacher Open House
These startling numbers have led to a nationwide teacher shortage and Utica University is looking to combat these waning figures.
The U.S. needs more teachers.
According to a report from the Economic Policy Institute, the teacher shortage is real, large, and growing – and is worse than we thought. Spectrum News reports that between February and May of 2022, roughly 300,000 educators left the teaching field. These startling numbers have led to a nationwide teacher shortage and Utica University is looking to combat these waning figures.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cynkus Family Welcome Center, the university will hold an open house for teachers interested in the master’s in Apprenticeship Teacher Certification. A successful completion of this 38-credit program will prepare individuals to apply for teaching positions as early as September 2023.
“We are experiencing the greatest shortage of teachers that I can remember,” said Rocco Migliori, superintendent of Westmoreland Schools and adjunct lecturer of education. “Not long ago we would have over 200 applications for an elementary position, this year we had fewer than 25 applications.”
Migliori highlights the Covid-19 pandemic as a major factor in the shortage, among other things.
The open house will feature light refreshments and ample opportunity to learn more about this program. For more information, contact John Rowe, executive director of graduate admissions, at firstname.lastname@example.org.