Partnering to Address the Industrial Technology Teacher Shortage

FAYETTE, Iowa (KCRG) – Upper Iowa University and Des Moines Area Community College are joining in a new partnership, in an effort to address the shortage of industrial technology teachers.

In total, qualified students will complete 37 to 38 credits of the DMACC CTE course, followed by an additional 10 hours in the areas of manufacturing, energy and electricity, graphic communication, construction, or transportation. Additionally, students will complete 47 core credits at UIU.

Once done, this will provide an initial teaching license for students in the Industrial Technology 5-12 field.

“Industrial technology is a highly sought-after area of ​​education and we would not be able to provide this teaching license without the partnership of DMACC,” said Dr. Billie Cowley, UIU Dean of the Andres School of Education. “The UIU and DMACC look forward to helping Iowa school districts continue to offer industrial technology courses to their students.”

“We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Upper Iowa University and look forward to helping UIU address Iowa’s teacher shortage in industrial technology,” added Dr. Jennifer Foster, DMACC Dean of Industry and Technology.

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