Five FAQs: New Program in Tech Education Instruction

Five FAQs: New Program in Tech Education Instruction

Associate degree option starts in fall

| By: Daley-Hinkens, Carmelyn M

With the start of a new fall semester, comes the start of several new learning opportunities at Fox Valley Technical College. We’re highlighting the new way students can earn an associate degree in Technical Education Instruction by answering five frequently asked questions about the new program. Trent Sorensen, associate dean of Service, provides the answers.

What is the Career and Technical Education Instruction program all about?

The associate degree prepares individuals to teach technical education in middle and high schools if a graduate finds a sponsoring school district and is approved by the Department of Public Instruction through PI 1623. Students can also continue their studies at UW-Oshkosh to complete a bachelor’s degree in Technology and Engineering Education through our transfer agreement.

Why did FVTC decide to add this program now?

There is a shortage of Technical Education instructors in our area and the entire state; we are working to help fill the teaching needs of our K12 partners.

Who should consider exploring this program?

Anyone who has a passion for working with students and a background within a tech ed field is an ideal candidate for this program.

What kinds of jobs are available with this associate degree?

The degree leads to a potential teaching career.

What is the earning potential for this career area?

$36,000 and up

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