Master’s degree partnership to aid in Northeast Wisconsin teacher shortage | WLUK
GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Local education departments are making new efforts to fill Wisconsin’s severe teacher shortage; an advanced Master’s degree program is bridging the gap.
“You can start your career in one spot, and you can continue to grow as a professional into other spots, including classroom teacher,” said Mike Friis, the Green Bay school district’s executive director of human resources.
The district and the UW-Green Bay have partnered to launch a new innovative program to help enable the district’s hourly paraprofessional employees to become teachers.
Fifteen staff members who have bachelor’s degrees were admitted to a master of science applied leadership in teaching and learning degree program to get their elementary teacher certification.
Source: Master’s degree partnership to aid in Northeast Wisconsin teacher shortage | WLUK