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UR Warner School to host event to help people explore careers in teaching

The Warner School of Education will host “Why Teach?,” an event for individuals considering a career in teaching and the education job market from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 2, in LeChase Hall. Participants of the special event will learn about the positive job outlook in teaching and explore scholarship and career opportunities available to educators.

ABOUT:  The “Why Teach?” event will provide meaningful conversations about teaching and internship opportunities, highlight careers and career paths in teaching, and feature hands-on, engaging classroom experiences. Representatives from Warner will provide information about programs and scholarship opportunities, including the guaranteed 50 percent tuition scholarships for all teaching programs leading to New York State certification, and to answer questions about exciting career opportunities in teaching.  Warner alumni will also be on hand to share how they have benefited from the “Warner difference”—how the School develops teachers and educational leaders—and to provide insight into how they are leaving a lasting legacy and making an impact in the classroom for all students.

The Warner School offers innovative teacher education programs, leading to New York State certification, in early childhood and elementary, math, English, science, social studies, reading and literacy, foreign language/Latin, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), special education and inclusion with significant disabilities. Learn more about these teaching certification programs here or visit

TIME, DATE, PLACE:  The “Why Teach?” event will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in LeChase Hall (Room 215) on the University of Rochester’s River Campus.  For directions, click here or visit and then choose River Campus to locate parking and LeChase Hall. The event is free.

PARKING:  Free parking will be available for all registrants of the event in Library Lot on River Campus.

ADMISSIONS:  The Warner School offers a number of scholarship opportunities, including the guaranteed 50 percent teaching scholarships; a limited number of new full-tuition scholarships; and Fifth Year in Teaching Scholarships for qualified University of Rochester undergraduates committed to teaching in urban schools. Applicants must apply by the March 15, 2019 admissions deadline to begin graduate study this summer.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Learn more about the Warner School’s teacher education programs at the Feb. 2 “Why Teach?” event. Register today at, or contact admissions at 585-275-3950 to request more information..

About the Warner School of Education
Founded in 1958, the University of Rochester’s Warner School of Education offers graduate programs in teacher preparation, K-12 school leadership, higher education, education policy, counseling, human development, online teaching and learning, program evaluation, applied behavior analysis, and health professions education. The Warner School of Education also offers PhD programs and an accelerated EdD option that allows eligible students to earn a doctorate in education in as few as three years part time while holding a professional job in the same field. The Warner School of Education is recognized both regionally and nationally for its tradition of preparing practitioners and researchers to become leaders and agents of change in schools, universities, and community agencies; generating and disseminating research; and actively participating in education reform.