Wilson College Director Speaks on Behalf of Student Teacher Educators

Beth Byers, director of teacher certification pathways at Wilson College, joined Gov. Josh Shapiro, state lawmakers, and other distinguished guests at a news conference in Harrisburg, Pa., on Wednesday April 10, to celebrate the announcement of the state's first-ever student teacher stipend. The program, which launched April 11, compensates eligible student teachers up to $15,000 while going through their apprenticeship, and offers an additional $5,000 for working in a high-needs district.

TCP Student Spotlight: Amanda Ducharme

Meet Amanda Ducharme, TCP/FLIP (Teacher Certification Pathways/Foreign Language Intern Pathway) completer this Spring 2024. 

Amanda's supervisor, Dr. Wanda Richie, shared "Amanda brings a passion for language and culture to the classroom and shares this love with students enthusiastically. When I visit their school, I immediately see a teacher who cares deeply about student success. Amanda creates a beautiful, warm space for students to learn and grow."

TCP student spotlight: Rachel Wilson

I graduated in 2017 with degrees in both Film and Spanish. Right away, I started working in entertainment. I moved to Los Angeles in 2018 and ended up falling into reality television when I landed a job working for Survivor. After some time working in the office, I had the incredible opportunity to work on location in Fiji for four seasons! It was beautiful and despite the occasional long days, it sometimes felt like a vacation! 

Student spotlight: Domineak Commodore

Domineak Commodore. is a Wilson College Teacher Certification Pathways completer, having earned a PK-12 Special Education Certification and is near completion of the Wilson Master of Special Education program. Today Domineak teaches special education in the Harrisburg School District, in the very school he attended as a child. This school serves over 700 children in grades 5-8 and is 97% minority. Domineak stands out in his field as he is investing in the community.

Celebrate 107 New Teachers!

Wilson College Students Complete Pennsylvania Teacher Certification Program

Wilson College’s popular Teacher Certification Pathways (TCP) program is helping alleviate the national teacher shortage by offering a flexible and accessible path to teaching for anyone with a bachelor’s degree or higher. This year’s class is the largest in over a decade in part because so many people reconsidered their life goals during the pandemic lockdown and decided to pursue a more fulfilling and stable career such as teaching.