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La Crosse colleges partner, making it easier for aspiring teachers to transfer



The need for young, eager teachers is leading colleges like Viterbo University and Western Technical College to change the way they do business.

The two have announced a transfer partnership, where Western Foundation to Education students could move right into Viterbo’s early and middle childhood education programs as juniors, after they graduated from WTC.

WTC’s Diane Neefe said if you’re a recent graduate thinking about advancing your career in that field, come on back.

“Anybody that’s graduated, even like three years ago, when we didn’t have this assigned, theoretically they should be able to take advantage of this agreement,” she said.

Neefe says the education profession can’t afford to have colleges operating like they always have.

“All two-year and four-year higher ed. institutions need to look at new ways of doing business,” she said.

Almost half of the previous graduating WTC class has already been accepted into Viterbo.

For more information on the program, click here.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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