SWOCC release – COOS BAY, OR – An educational partnership between Southwestern Oregon Community College and Southern Oregon University is opening the door for new teachers in the coastal region. An information session about this satellite teacher preparation program will be held at Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave., Coos Bay, on Oct. 23, 2019 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in Tioga Hall, room 105.  Students from Newport to Brookings have been taking courses through a satellite program for the past two years, and the first cohort of student teachers is in area schools now. They are earning their bachelor’s degree in elementary education and their Oregon teaching license without leaving the region. There is also a process for people who already have a bachelor’s degree to earn a teaching license. For more information, contact Jaimee Belzer at Southwestern; 541-888-1518 or universitycenter@email.socc.edu.