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February 8, 2016

SVSU to host ‘Heart of Teaching’ event

Saginaw Valley State University’s College of Education is hosting an event designed to increase interest in the teaching profession at a time when jobs in the field are on the rise. A “Heart of Teaching” panel discussion will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Gilbertson Hall, room GS 202.

The panel will include SVSU alumni who are currently teaching and enjoying their careers, as well as two school administrators who will describe what they look for when interviewing candidates for job openings.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts nearly 700,000 new jobs in education fields through 2024, making it no. 8 on the list of occupations expected to see the most job growth over the next decade.  (

SVSU posted a total of 1,032 potential jobs nationwide for education students and alumni last year. Of these, 849 job openings were in Michigan, up from 687 the prior year.

The “Heart of Teaching” event is open to all SVSU students, as well as members of the public who may be interested in pursing an education degree at SVSU. To register, or for more information, please contact Joan Garant in the College of Education dean’s office at 964-6067 or