LA CROSSE, Wis., June 3, 2021 – Officials at Western Technical College and Viterbo University, along with the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), have formally announced a new transfer agreement for students in the Early Childhood Education and Foundations of Teacher Education programs starting this fall.
Students who complete an Early Childhood Education or Foundations of Teacher Education associate degree program at any of the WTCS’ 16 colleges can transfer directly into Viterbo’s Elementary Education bachelor’s degree program. Eligible students must also have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 on a four-point scale and meet additional academic requirements.
“Viterbo is proud to build on the exceptional strength of our relationship with Western Technical College and on our deep history and heritage in preparing K-12 educators to provide new, affordable pathways to teacher licensure,” said Sara Cook, vice president for academics at Viterbo. “I am grateful for our relationship with Western and our ability to work together to meet the needs of our students and the school districts of the region.”
“These agreements are a wonderful opportunity for students passionate about teaching,” said Tracy Craker, Early Childhood Education instructor at Western. “This is a cost effective path to earn a teaching degree in four years, in a field that is in need of graduates. These courses from Western dovetail into Viterbo effectively and efficiently.”
To learn more information on Western’s transfer agreements with area colleges and universities, visit www.westerntc.edu/transfer-agreements-program.