Thomas College recently dedicated their School of Education to philanthropists Peter and Paula Lunder, reaffirming its mission to train Maine’s next generation of teachers. The college has designed modern classrooms and brought in the newest technology, like 3-D printers and virtual reality headsets, to create an aesthetic place that was also a public space. This multi-use space is intentionally reflective of the classrooms of today.
With Maine’s teacher shortage increasing, Thomas is expanding their efforts to train future Maine teachers. They recently announced a new intensive three-year program for students to be able to get out into the workforce faster.