Introducing The Westfield State Experience, our four-year signature program, that provides a roadmap to success with skills and awareness that go beyond the classroom, beyond our campus, and into the greater world. Learn more

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Reach to Teach

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What is Reach to Teach?

Reach to Teach (RTT) is a ground-breaking partnership between Springfield Public Schools (SPS) and Westfield State University (WSU) that was forged with the intent of: increasing the number of Springfield Public School students of color entering into the teaching profession; and, increasing the number of SPS students of color graduating with teaching licenses in the math, science, and special education fields. The program achieves this by guaranteeing automatic admission for qualified candidates into Westfield State University’s teacher licensure program. RTT provides students with mentoring support while at Westfield State. Upon successful completion of the program graduates are guaranteed employment as a teacher in the Springfield Public Schools.

THE PROGRAM PROVIDES THESE BENEFITS TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS:

• Automatic admission to Westfield State University
• Technical support on the application process
• Available scholarship funding during junior and senior years
      AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
• A guaranteed job and mentorship with Springfield Public Schools!
 
 Reach to Teach brochure
For more information, please contact the student's high school counselor; SPS Executive Officer for Student Services Yolanda Johnson at (413) 787-7021; or the WSU Dean of Education Cheryl Stanley at cstanley@westfield.ma.edu or (413) 572-5326.

Upcoming Informational Events

Please be sure to click below for lists of any and all upcoming Informational Sessions designed to inform SPS families about becoming involved with Reach to Teach
Also, listen out for the latest happenings on WTCC 90.7 FM and BOMBA radio 104.1 FM
http://www.springfieldpublicschools.com/district/youth-art-month