Tuesday, September 19, 2023

UNBC (Prince George, British Columbia) tweaking education program to address teacher shortage - Ted Clarke, Richmond News

University offering 'micro-credentials' and more accessible programming options to train more teachers.  “There are a lot of teachers in the schools who want to get their bachelor of education degree and they don’t have certification yet,” said Schiff. “But they can’t leave their school and leave their families and leave their community to come to Prince George and take a degree, and that’s something we’re really targeting, designing a program or various options that will make it more accessible to those folks.” UNBC is offering packages of four courses to give student teachers unable to commit to a full-time program their “micro-credentials” before they enter the grade school system.