Education majors down nearly 20 percent at UWSP in three years

Monday, December 9, 2013

The number of students attending the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point who plan to pursue a teaching degree has dropped nearly 20 percent since 2010.

According to figures from UWSP, the number of students enrolled in the School of Education and those intending to apply for the program when they are eligible has fallen in the past three years. In 2010, the university reported 1,409 students either were admitted to the education program or were intending to apply, compared to 1,146 this fall, a decrease of 18.6 percent.

Changes the university made to how early students can apply to the program and how it counts students enrolled in certain education specialties mean it’s hard to compare individual programs over time, but the overall message is clear: Fewer students attending UWSP plan to become a teacher than three years ago.

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