The Cambridge College School of Education is proud to welcome Dr. Timothy Sullivan, Vice President of the Massachusetts Teachers Association, to a public lecture and forum on the future of education. The event will be held Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm at 80 Prospect Street in Cambridge.
The event is titled, “Future Careers in Education: Navigating the 21st Century Jobscape,” and will focus on how large-scale economic and social shifts will shape the career prospects of current and future educators.
“There will always be a demand for well-qualified teachers,” says Dr. Sullivan. “Teaching and medicine are two fields with relatively stable employment despite the recession….with the national population expected to grow by 100 million over the next 40 years, the demand for teachers will remain high.”
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Glenola Mitchell, M.Ed., civic and social organization professional; Dr. George Guasconi, educator and program coordinator for Professional Development & Collaborative Programs at Cambridge College; Gloria Stanton, M.Ed., program coordinator for Early Childhood Education at Cambridge College; and Dr. Stephen Maio, educator and program coordinator for the School Administration program at Cambridge College.
“Cambridge College is to be commended for organizing this forum to focus on the future trends in education,” says Dr. Sullivan. “Teaching is an increasingly complex and demanding enterprise. We need to figure out where the profession is going – and where it should be going – to make sure future teachers are learning the skills they need to succeed.”
The mission of the Cambridge College School of Education is to provide educators in public and private schools and colleges with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to enable their students to excel academically and socially. Its distinct programs offer educators a blend of theory and practice and experienced faculty who model what they teach. Educators are prepared to become agents of change in their schools, and in the local and global communities.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the School of Education both invites and welcomes all attendees with an interest or a career in education.
About Cambridge College:
Cambridge College (www.cambridgecollege.edu) is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied. Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Comprised of four schools –Undergraduate Studies, Education, Psychology and Counseling, and Management – Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Merrimack Valley, MA; Chesapeake, VA; Memphis, TN; Augusta, GA; San Juan, PR; and Inland Empire, CA. The College accepts selected transfer credits for both graduate and undergraduate programs, and schedules evening and weekend classes designed for adult learners.