Danbury schools partners with program to encourage new teachers
DANBURY — The school district is partnering with New York University to train college graduates to become teachers.
An information session will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Black Box Theater at Danbury High School. The initiative through New York University’s Steinhardt program provides a one-year combined residency and master-of-arts teaching program for college graduates seeking to become public school teachers.
This academic year, 23 to 24 teachers have left Danbury schools for other jobs, Superintendent Sal Pascarella has said.
The program would begin in the fall and prepares middle and high school teachers in English, math, science, social studies and special education. Participants would receive mentors, “comprehensive instruction” and classroom experience.
Candidates need a bachelor’s degree.
For more information, contact Shuvi Santo at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Mead at (203) 830-6508.