The door is open for jobs in many teaching disciplines. UW-Stout provides seven four-year programs as well as options for those with professional experience seeking certification and a teacher’s license.
“Nearly every community has a public school and they provide stable jobs with good pay and benefits, plus a schedule that allows parents to be on a schedule similar to their children. It is a great career for a high school student to consider, as well as someone who likes working with young people and is considering a career change,” Schultz said.
“We have education students who are passionate about teaching and bring excitement to the classroom. As we emerge from the pandemic, we are seeing some increased interest in education as a career,” Schultz added.
In November, the university held its first Teach Day, a daylong program to help high school students explore a teaching career. The School of Education hopes to expand the event to include students interested in all teacher education discipline areas offered at UW-Stout.
A resource for those interested in teaching is coming up. The virtual Wisconsin Education Recruitment Fair is from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. Participants can talk with school districts across the state and U.S. about position openings.