Teacher fair brings in 69 school districts

USU, who has distinguished itself as having one of the best education programs in the country, hosted the Utah Teacher North Fair on Thursday in the TSC International Lounge. The fair was sponsored by the Utah Association for Employment in Education to provide prospective students and alumni with opportunities to find teaching jobs. Representatives from every college that produces teachers in Utah and Southern Idaho helped organize the event. Derek Jack, the assistant director of USU Career Services said, “We picked USU as the location of this fair because of its location and because we are the largest teacher-producing public school in Utah.” The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services is ranked as one of the best teacher education schools in America. They are renowned for their efforts in preparing teachers for the classroom and having excellent teachers and staff members that make an incredible contribution to the program. “Our teaching education program is ranked in the top 2 percent in the nation. We’re highly recognized and we draw them in,” Jack said. Much of the success of the program comes from its efforts in providing graduating students with employment opportunities. The Utah Teacher North Fair alone had representatives from 69 school districts around the state of Utah who personally interviewed the prospective teachers who attended the fair. However, Bart Bowen, a recent graduate in Health Education, said it doesn’t matter if you have a Utah State education if there is no money to hire teachers. “Districts can’t just create jobs, they have to have money for it and it doesn’t matter if they want USU students,” Bowen said. Tawny Bertagnolli, a student in the program, said having USU hold the fair…

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