February 26, 2007
Open house and ribbon cutting ceremony to take place March 12
Cowley College and Wichita State University will hold an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony in conjunction with their partnership in the Preparing Educators Together (PET) program, at 6:30 p.m. March 12 at Cowley College’s Mulvane Bloomenshine Center.
The open house will allow individuals interested in the program to meet current students, instructors and administrators. It will also allow those individuals to learn how to earn a degree in elementary education.
Students in the PET program earn their associates degree though Cowley College then apply to WSU’s College of Education where they will begin four additional semesters of education courses.
Those WSU courses are taught at the Cowley College Mulvane site and beamed to the Arkansas City campus via Interactive Distance Learning. Courses are usually offered after 4 p.m. to allow for those who are already working in the schools a more flexible scheduling option.
Students complete the field experiences and student teaching requirements in schools located in their own communities within Cowley and Sumner Counties. This allows students to earn a four-year degree from a location closer to home while maintaining their work schedules.