This program will provide students with a pathway from high school to college in the field of teacher education. This is a senior-only program designed for students who are considering pursuing a teaching degree in college. Students will also participate in the Ohio Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) career-technical organization including service activities, conferences and fundraising.
Students will be introduced to the following:
- Orientation to the teaching profession
- Subject matter knowledge
- Communication skills
- How to plan instruction
- Ways to understand the learner
- Teaching strategies
- Various learning environments
- How to assess teaching and learning
- School and society relationships
- Develop and use technology skills
- Professional development
This is a year-long course presented in a 2 1/2 hour block daily. Students must complete a Teacher Academy application. They must also be aligned in the college track, have earned at least a 3.0 GPA, a 95% attendance record, obtained counselor and teacher recommendations, expressed an interest in pursuing the teaching profession, and passed the OGT and PLAN or PSAT testing preferred. Students must also be able to provide their own transportation.
Students can earn the following college credit from taking this course.
Introduction to Education – 3 Semester Credit Hours (Students must attend a state college in Ohio and earn a passing score on the portfolio)
Internship with Associate Schools
Students will be assigned internships in the associate schools’ elementary, middle, and areas of specialty subjects. Students will be given an opportunity to gain practical experience under the guidance of classroom teachers.
Each student will collect selected documents, artifacts, and reflections that evidence achievement. The evidence is gathered throughout the year and will be organized within the Education and Training Career Field: Teaching Professions Pathway-Portfolio Rubric as required by the Ohio Department of Education.