KLAMATH FALLS — Community members in Klamath Falls and surrounding areas are invited to attend an information night to learn how to become a licensed teacher without leaving the Klamath Basin.

Klamath Community College and Southern Oregon University (SOU) are jointly hosting the info night to share information about their partnership, which allows students registered at SOU to complete a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at KCC. The event is Monday, Nov. 1, at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room 6138.

“Teaching continues to be a highly rewarding profession with strong employment opportunities across the state,” said KCC Education Program Lead Peggy Bullock. “If you’ve ever thought about teaching in a K-12 school district, a private school, or for an online charter, the first step is entering an approved teaching program. Log in to our information night to see if a career in teaching is right for you.”

Bullock said the program is designed to be flexible to meet students’ needs and up to 80 percent of the program courses can be completed fully online.

“Students also have opportunities to complete all required student teaching locally,” she said.

This KCC-SOU collaboration provides a clear pathway for students in the Klamath Falls area to earn a bachelor’s degree and provides options for earning a teaching license and/or a minor in early childhood development.

Community members who already hold a bachelor’s degree and want to become teachers can also get information about earning a teaching license. Options include a K-12 special education teaching license and the Master of Arts in Teaching at SOU.

For more information, contact Peggy Bullock (KCC) at bullock@klamathcc.edu, 541-880-2336, or Susan Faller (SOU) at fallers@sou.edu, 541-552-6919.