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School of Education hosts roundup for students interested in becoming teachers

The William Carey University School of Education will host a teacher education roundup on April 25 on the Hattiesburg campus and on April 27 on the Tradition campus.
 
The Hattiesburg round up will begin at 6 p.m. in the Student Conference Center. This event is open to any high school or college student interested in becoming a teacher. Those with college degrees in other fields who are interested in becoming teachers through the alternate route program are also invited to attend. To RVSP for the Hattiesburg event, please email dharris@wmcarey.edu.
 
During the Hattiesburg event, faculty members Phyllis Armstrong and Dr. Candice Aycock will present information, including curriculum and licensing details, to students interested in entering the teaching profession through the traditional or alternate routes. Aycock will be available to discuss the Science and Mathematics Alternate Route Teacher (SMART) program, which will enroll a new class of prospective teachers in fall 2017. The SMART program, funded by a grant from the Robert M. Hearin Foundation, provides an opportunity for non-education graduates to enter the teaching profession in the critical shortage areas of science and mathematics. The program will pay tuition and textbook costs along with reimbursements for the cost of the Praxis examinations.
 
The Tradition campus roundup will begin at 4 p.m. In addition to information about education degrees, Dr. Cassandra Conner will lead a discussion about the Elementary Teacher Assistant Academy at Tradition. To RSVP for the Tradition event, please email ncochran@wmcarey.edu or call (228) 702-1842.
 
Both events are free and open to the public. 
 
For information, contact Phyllis Armstrong at (601) 318-6142 or parmstrong@wmcarey.edu.