Published September 27, 2017
Beginning spring semester of 2018, the Dodge City Community College Teacher Education program is partnering with Fort Hays State University in an agreement that would allow current and future DC3 Education students to obtain their Bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University while maintaining residency in the Dodge City area. The hybrid program will offer face-to-face as well as online learning opportunities with potential for all classes to become face-to-face.
This program will be open not only to new students, but to existing students as well. With teacher shortages in Kansas, this is another way for higher education to provide a smooth, convenient, and cost-effective path for the teachers of the future to realize their dreams. “This will allow persons interested in pursuing an education degree to do so locally thus helping to relieve the current teaching shortage we have in Southwest Kansas,” said Lorna Ford, DC3 Professor of Early Childhood Education. “Where they student teach would be up to FHSU, but students are currently placed here and in surrounding communities so they should be able to be placed locally for student teaching.”
When asked about scholarship opportunities, Ford replied, “The scholarships DC3 currently offers would be available to students while enrolled with DC3. Once enrolled with FHSU, there is a scholarship called the InPlace Scholarship that students would be eligible for. There are scholarships available through the Board of Regents, as well, that all education majors are eligible to apply for.”
There will be an informational presentation regarding this new program on Thursday, October 5th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, at the DC3 Library. The presentation is open to the public and attendees are welcome to bring any questions that they may have. If you are unable to attend the presentation, but would like more information on this program, please feel free to contact Lorna Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or 620-225-3020.