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New Central Washington University Program Allows for Fast-tracking STEM Educators

Young students learning from a CWU student teacher

Central Washington University is introducing a new program designed to fast-track the process of becoming an educator in STEM. 

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math, fields which are predicted to grow substantially in the near future. 

Teach STEM is a two-year CWU program that allows students to earn their degree while pursuing a career as an educator.

It follows the UTeach model that originated at the University of Texas. 

The UTeach program is a national effort to satisfy the shortage of STEM educators by making it easier to become a certified teacher. 

Students enrolled in this two-year program are introduced to the classroom environment from the beginning and will continue to receive teaching assistance from the program for their first two years working as a teacher. 

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