A new degree program that will assist in meeting an urgent need was recently approved unanimously by the UW Board of Regents. The new major, “Technology and Engineering Education” at UW Oshkosh, is designed to address a critical shortage of K-12 technical education teachers.
What’s unique about this program is that it includes completion of an associate degree (AAS) in one of our technical education fields as its foundation. The work on this academic partnership has been underway for a few years, and this program will be open to students this fall. Congratulations to the UW Oshkosh and FVTC leaders who have worked to champion this development!
If you know of anyone holding an AAS degree from FVTC in a technical field such as electronics, automation, or mechanical design, etc., and interested in pursuing a teaching career, be sure to let them know about this program. It would also be an excellent educational path for a recent high school graduate interested in becoming a Tech Ed K-12 teacher.