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McLain, Rogers students to visit NSU-Broken Arrow to explore teaching careers

(Broken Arrow, OK)--Students from McLain and Rogers high schools in Tulsa will visit Northeastern State University Broken Arrow on May 28 for a day of discussion and instruction about careers in teaching.

About 20 students will participate. They were chosen by their respective school principals and have demonstrated an interest in becoming teachers. 

The students will arrive at 8:45 a.m. and attend a morning session, "From College to Classroom: Creating a Career Path in Education," presented by Dr. Allyson Watson, associate professor for Educational Foundations and Leadership, and Nadia Hall, Advisement Center coordinator for Enrollment Services. The afternoon instruction session is given by Dr. Martha Parrott, associate professor of Mathematics.

Dr. Sue Ellen Read, professor of Educational Foundations and Leadership, is the keynote speaker during the luncheon, which is followed by a tour of the Broken Arrow campus. The students will leave for Tulsa around 3 p.m. following a debriefing.

The event is sponsored by a College Connection grant awarded to NSU's College of Education by the Minority Teacher Recruitment and Retention Center of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The grant's purpose is to partner with the Future Educator’s Association chapters in Tulsa Public Schools to recruit minority students – and other students interested in working with minority students – into the field of education. It provides on-going, in-depth activities to enhance student interest and dedication, leading to obtaining teacher certification and entering the teaching profession.

Published: 5/27/2010 11:42:34 AM

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