‘Press-Gazette’ teacher-prep story highlights Professional Program in Education
UW-Green Bay’s award-winning Professional Program in Education got some great front-page ink in Monday’s (Sept. 22) Green Bay Press-Gazette, with interviews and photos showing how the University helps prepare the area’s teachers. Two out of every five teachers working in area schools graduated from UW-Green Bay, UW Oshkosh or St. Norbert College, state data show, and local districts say the figures are a testament to the quality of local programs. Monday’s story highlights UW-Green Bay’s partnerships with area school districts — including Red Smith Elementary, where photos for the story were taken, and the OAK Learning Center at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary — relationships that were part of the reason Education won the 2011 UW System Board of Regents Award for Academic Department of the Year. “Our goal is not merely to facilitate well-prepared teachers. Our goal is to help facilitate well-prepared teachers who get hired,” said Education chair Tim Kaufman. “Everything we do is aimed at that. We partner with a number of schools in the area in a number of ways.” Full story.