Alternative Careers in Teaching
I chose the UW Oshkosh ACT program because I could get my teaching degree while still working fulltime. I graduated with a teaching licensure in science education in 2015 and have been teaching middle and high school science for over three years in the Suring School district.
I was thankful the ACT program allowed me to continue working fulltime. I wouldn’t be teaching chemistry and AP chemistry at Kewaskum High School and science to seventh graders at Sabish Middle School without the ACT program.
I chose the UW Oshkosh ACT program because it was flexible, and I was able to fit the classes into our current family schedule. I have been teaching science at Fort Atkinson High School for over two years. I have found the classroom management and the differentiation of work with each student to be rewarding.
The best part of my job was training and working with people from around the world. Soon I began to think about my next steps and wondered if I could take that passion of teaching while eliminating some of the other elements of the corporate world.
The UWO ACT program was quick, efficient and a healthy change of pace. They looked at my transcript and crafted a customized educational plan for me. I have been teaching math at Appleton East High school since 2016.
I thought that working with students and teaching sustainable conservation was an exciting career opportunity. UW Oshkosh helped me earn my teaching certification, and I now am able to involve kids in the process of learning about and protecting our natural resources in my science classroom of Peshtigo Middle School.