UW-Platteville tailors School of Education to rural learning environments – WMTV – NBC15

UW-Platteville tailors School of Education to rural learning environments – WMTV – NBC15

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is preparing its Education majors for new ways of teaching.

Recent data from UW-Platteville shows 80% of its education graduates step out of their classrooms and into rural school districts.

“I just want to make a difference in this world,” Michaela Acherman, UW-Platteville, School of Education student said. “The dream is to teach at either Mineral Point or Darlington.”

A daughter of two Darlington school teachers, she’s currently studying to be an Elementary Education teacher herself, with the hope of returning to her hometown of Mineral Point to start her career.

“I want to teach in a rural area, because I think you get to know your students on a more intimate level,” Acherman said.

Platteville’s School of Education Director, Dr. Jen

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