On Tuesday, May 13, Shari Weaver, Director of the WPI Teacher Preparation Program, was thrilled to be able to celebrate in-person the largest group of graduating seniors since the program’s inception over 20 years ago. The Class of 2021 cohort was made up of 10 students, with one graduating early. Two of the graduates will be classroom teachers soon, with one teaching high school physics and the other high school math. Four have decided to go on to graduate school, with two pursuing math, one education, and one computer science. And four of the graduates are taking jobs in industry, with several planning to be classroom teachers following their industry experience.
The staff of the STEM Education Center at WPI wish this wonderful, resilient group of graduates all the best. They earned both their BS and a Massachusetts-authorized Initial Teaching License in four years. They each completed their teaching practicum in schools in the greater Worcester area. Many were teaching in local schools when the COVID lockdown struck, requiring them to quickly shift to online, remote teaching. We are very proud of all their accomplishments!