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WSCC hopes to produce more teachers with education transfer pathway

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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) – Today, many industries are going through staffing shortages.

Washington State Community College is hoping its education transfer pathway will assist to curb the scarcity of teachers.

“There’s a huge need right now for educators. We can just tell that in the lack of substitutes that we have in school systems” says Dr. Jona Rinard.

Dr. Rinard is the Dean of Transfer and Public Service at WSCC.

According to the college, the education transfer pathway permits college students to full their two-year associates diploma, then transfer to a four-year faculty or college.

One such partnership is with WVU Parkersburg.

Dr. Rinard says additionally they have partnerships with Marietta College, Ohio University, and different establishments.

She says the primary purpose why future teachers ought to contemplate applications like this one is the affordability.

Dr. Rinard says she largely sees college students who need to be teachers on this space.

She says she sees a wide range of College Credit Plus highschool college students, conventional faculty college students, and non-traditional college students ages 25 and up.

Dr. Rinard says that WSCC teaches their college students the talents required to be a trainer within the age of distant and hybrid studying.

“I was working for a school district at that time,” says Dr. Rinard. “I can speak first-hand with my students as to what it’s like to have to suddenly be face-to-face with students or face-to-face with your staff and then turn right around and go into a virtual setting.”

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