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Rowan Urban Teacher Academy

Lorraine C. Ricchezza, M.Ed.
Director
(856)361-2900
ricchezza@rowan.edu

July 14 - July 25, 2014

The Rowan University Urban Teacher Academy is offered to high school juniors interested in becoming urban teachers and/or teachers in high shortage subject areas.This program is designed to attract students to the field of education through exposure to curriculum and practicum experiences that focus on teaching.

A national shortage of teachers is predicted over the next decade due to student enrollment increases, teacher retirements, turnover, and career changes. Studies suggest that two million teachers will be needed nationally over the next ten years, while traditional teacher preparation programs will have a million teachers in the pipeline. Teacher shortages will be particularly acute in urban schools and in subject areas such as mathematics, science, special education, world languages, bilingual, and early childhood education. Rowan University’s Urban Teacher Academy aims to encourage today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s teachers as strategy toward resolving this shortfall.

You can download the application here.