Future educators to gather at UWM

High school students, teachers and community partners will gather at UWM on Friday, Oct. 27, to learn about potential careers in education. Approximately 180 people have registered for the Future Educators Summit, which will be held in various locations on the UWM campus from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The event will include high school students from regional chapters of Educators Rising as well as students currently involved in college-level education classes through UWM’s dual enrollment program.

The high school students will get a chance to talk to education faculty and students in a variety of education programs at UWM. Representatives from Milwaukee Area Technical College will be available to discuss pathways for students who want to start at MATC and complete their education degrees at UWM. Students can attend sessions on elementary and high school education. One panel from the Milwaukee Literacy Lab will focus on encouraging men of color to consider careers in early childhood education.

For more information, go to the schedule of events.

“This summit has taken off beyond our expectations, and we’re hopeful this can become a new tradition for high school students in the region to learn more about the teaching profession and UWM,” said Jeremy Page, assistant dean for student services in the School of Education.

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