People who are interested in becoming teachers have a chance to learn about a teacher preparation program, that is now expanding to the Tri-Cities.
RICHLAND, WA - People who are interested in becoming teachers have a chance to learn about a teacher preparation program, that is now expanding to the Tri-Cities.
HU105, a joint project between Heritage University and Educational Service District (ESD) 105 in Yakima, holds two informational meetings this month at the Carmichael Middle School library in Richland.
The first meeting is Wednesday, March 19th, the second is the following Wednesday, March 26th. Both are from 6pm to 7pm.
The Professional Education Standards Board recently cited HU105 as unique because it trains students to become teachers by placing them directly into elementary and middle school classrooms.
The candidates work in teams of three and are supervised by a certified teacher. By the time they graduate, they have up to two years of experience teaching students. Candidates also earn an English Language Learner endorsement, and now, for the first time in the program's four-year history, a special education endorsement as well.
Children who learn in HU105 classrooms can benefit by receiving greater attention from their teacher, more individualized study, and quicker responses from teachers to their academic needs.
Carmichael Middle School is located at 620 Thayer Drive in Richland.