La Crosse, Wis., August 16, 2018 - Officials at Western Technical College and Viterbo University have formally announced a new transfer agreement for students in the Foundations of Teacher Education program this fall.
Students enrolled full time can complete the Foundations of Teacher Education associate’s degree program at Western in four academic terms. Following successful completion of the 67 credits, students can transfer into Viterbo’s Elementary/Middle Childhood Education major, along with a minor in Special Education.
“Nearly half of last year’s graduating class is in the process or has already been accepted into Viterbo’s program for the fall,” said Western instructor Shelly Bauer. “This is a great opportunity for students and local school districts to meet the growing need for teachers.”
“In keeping with our deep commitment to education and the community, Viterbo is ever-focused on expanding the pipeline of highly prepared and energized new teachers,” said Sara Cook, dean of the College of Education, Engineering, Letters and Sciences at Viterbo University. “We are happy to add this seamless pathway through our strong, collaborative partnership with Western.”