PBH Teacher Group Expands
The PBH Undergraduate Teachers Committee is expanding to take in M.I.T. students, Gerald L. Mackler '58 vice-President of the Committee, announced yesterday.
The change resulted from the fact that "there weren't enough interested people at Harvard" to supply the demands of suburban Boston schools who wanted "as many science teachers as they could get," Mackler explained.
As a result of the extraordinary demand for science teachers, the Committee decided to work with an organization at M.I.T. "like PBH but much smaller," Mackler said.
Information on the Undergraduate Teachers program was distributed to M.I.T. students around the end of October. About 15 people responded to the appeal, Mackler revealed, although only about six of these will probably be placed.
"Because our program is concerned more with quality than quantity," Mackler added, "we were forced to reject about three-fourths of our Harvard applicants."
The Committee has 10 Harvard students already placed in schools, and several others "in various stages of being approved," Mackler said.
Applicants have to be approved by the principal or superintendent of the school in which they will teach, and must arrange a schedule with teachers in their field before they can actually teach. Mackler added. All the undergraduate teachers must be on the Dean's list.