The Teacher Academy program aspires to:
- Recruit high-quality high school students for the teaching profession
- Give qualified high school students an opportunity to begin a successful career path to teaching
- Offer the opportunity to recruit and train quality students who may return to the district as tomorrow’s high-quality teachers. This is a “grow your own” solution to the current and looming shortage in the teaching profession
- Provide a framework for building solid partners with area institutions of higher education and offer exciting challenges and opportunities for the district’s students
The Teacher Academy Curriculum will prepare students for a continued education-oriented pathway to be pursued at a Community College or University. This curriculum provides an excellent overview of the teaching profession. This curriculum is designed to encourage and educate students to be the best teachers for the future. We participate in hands on projects and field experience throughout the district. The students in Year 1 spend one day a week working in classrooms throughout the school district.
Teacher Academy students tour the campus, visit the education departments, and participate in education courses on visits USM, William Carey, and USA.