Harvard dissolves undergrad teacher education program
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Citing extremely low enrollment, Harvard has ended its Undergraduate Teacher Education Program and is pivoting to a master's-only program for training future teachers.
The decision to shift also followed increasing difficulty for Harvard undergraduates in fulfilling teacher licensing requirements due to bureaucratic obstacles, said Heather Hill, education professor at Harvard and co-chair of the college’s Teaching and Teacher Leadership master’s program. Students specifically faced difficulties participating in the program while completing a senior thesis, she said.
However, even without a designated program for undergraduates, students can still seek a teaching license individually through Harvard, Hill said. Moreover, she said the TTL master’s program is already increasing the number of teachers Harvard is training.
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