Heritage University is expanding a collaborative teacher training program to the Tri-Cities this fall.
The program, which is part of a partnership with Educational Service District 123, will put small groups of students training to be teachers in classrooms with certified teachers supervising them, a release said. It has previously been used in ESD 105, which covers Yakima County and part of Benton County.
While helping to meet demand for teachers in the state and providing teaching students up to two years of experience before graduating, university officials said it benefits children by giving them more individualized attention in the classroom.
For more information, contact Heritage’s College of Education and Psychology at 509-865-0590.