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Daily Journal: NLU Prepares Career Changers for Teaching, Easing Teacher Shortages Columnist interviewed Prof Sherri Bressman on NLU's M.A.T. program

screen-shot-2016-12-15-at-9-58-08-amChicago-area school districts pay teachers pretty well, newspaper columnist Jim Nowlan wrote in the Daily Journal on Dec. 10, and consequently they haven’t been hit by the teacher shortage that’s spreading in the rest of Illinois.

A recent survey by the Illinois association of regional education superintendents found 60 percent of schools in the state are having difficulty filling teacher positions.

Nowlan interviewed NLU’s Sherri Bressman, Ed.D., associate professor of graduate elementary education, to learn more about how NLU is helping to ease this growing problem by offering its Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program for working adults who would like to change professions and go into teaching.

The column appeared in three Illinois newspapers: the Daily Journal in the Kankakee area, the Quad Cities Dispatch-Argus in the Moline area, and the Bureau County Republican.