State program addresses OK teacher shortage by recruiting high s - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

State program addresses OK teacher shortage by recruiting high school students

OK (KSWO)- A state program is combating Oklahoma's teacher shortage by creating educators while they're still high school students. Teach Oklahoma is designed to be long-term solution to new graduates leaving the state.

Students spend the year learning about teaching and implementing those lessons in the classroom.

Dove Science Academy is one of the 14 high schools participating in the pilot year of Teach Oklahoma, and teachers there say they're already seeing success

"I always thought of computer engineer or forensic scientist, but then Teach Oklahoma lets us see teaching as a possibility in life."

"It's like a tree… It's like you're planting a seed in that kid, the seed of knowledge, and then he branches out and teaches others and then those kids teach others."

Dove's Teach Oklahoma instructor said the program has been so successful they plan to expand it to more students.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    A day after back-tracking, Trump defends summit performance

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-07-18 04:31:41 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-07-18 16:30:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media as he meets with members of Congress in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, July 17, 2018, in Washington. Trump says he meant the opposite when he said in Helsink...

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

    Rebuked as never before by his own party, including a stern pushback from usually reserved Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the U.S. president sought to end 27 hours of recrimination by delivering a rare admission of error.

  • Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke during Trump's Scotland visit

    Secret Service agent dies after suffering stroke during Trump's Scotland visit

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 7:00 AM EDT2018-07-18 11:00:46 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:48 AM EDT2018-07-18 15:48:35 GMT

    Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke on Sunday while traveling, the U.S. Secret Service said.

    Nole E. Remagen suffered a stroke on Sunday while traveling, the U.S. Secret Service said.

  • 7 serial killers who were caught

    7 serial killers who were caught

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-18 15:43:39 GMT
    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:43 AM EDT2018-07-18 15:43:39 GMT
    Gary Ridgway, known as the 'Green River Killer,' plead guilty to 48 murders, but in 2013 he claimed the number was closer to 80. (Source: AP)Gary Ridgway, known as the 'Green River Killer,' plead guilty to 48 murders, but in 2013 he claimed the number was closer to 80. (Source: AP)

    Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer are some of America's most infamous serial killers that authorities were able to apprehend.

    Charles Manson, Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer are some of America's most infamous serial killers that authorities were able to apprehend.

Powered by Frankly