State Regents award grant to Northwestern to encourage high school students to become teachers

October 10, 2018

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education has awarded the Division of Education at Northwestern Oklahoma State University a grant titled, “Why Teach?”

The grant will support activities for the Teach Oklahoma programs and Woodward High School and Enid High School. The Teach Oklahoma program is a for credit class that allows high school students to learn about the teaching profession.

Curriculum established by the State Regents provides participants with immersive experiences regarding a career in teaching.

The grant will involve Northwestern teacher education candidates from the Division of Education working closely with the Teach Oklahoma students at all three university campuses.        

Activities begin with teacher candidates meeting with high school students on the Woodward and Enid campuses. Early next year, the Alva Campus will play host to the students, who will participate in teacher preparation classes, dine with teacher candidates, and participate in a mock enrollment and panel discussion.

This is the second grant received by Northwestern from the State Regents in support of Teach Oklahoma.

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