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The Teacher Academy is aimed at attracting and developing future teachers. Our program will focus on K – 12 educational programs, but will lay the foundation for teachers of all levels. The program takes a multi-faceted approach to examining the teaching profession that includes unique field experiences (partnering with Colonial schools) and membership in Educators Rising. Coursework explores various topics including human growth and development; teaching methods, techniques and best practices; the history of education and its social impact; and current trends in the profession. Students also have the opportunity to complete an internship similar to student teaching their senior year. Best practices are modeled in all aspects of the program, especially those aimed at high-needs students and students of diverse backgrounds. Students enrolled in this major discover teaching as a challenging and rewarding profession and build a foundation to continue post-secondary education studies. As a member of Educators Rising, students have the opportunity to participate in various events to enhance their experience in the education field, including participation in school planned events as well as the annual state competition and conference.

Recommended Program of Study

Grade 9

  1. English I
  2. Integrated Math I
  3. Integrated Science I
  4. Geography/Civics
  5. Physical Education/Health 
  6. Human Development
  7. World Language
  8. Elective

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II 
  3. Biology
  4. Economics
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed/ 10th Seminar
  6. Psychology & Sociology
  7. Teaching as a Profession 
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III 
  2. Integrated Math III 
  3. Science course
  4. US History 
  5. Curriculum & Instruction 
  6. World Language
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Grade 12

  1. English IV 
  2. Mathematics class 
  3. World Language
  4. Teacher Academy Practicum I & II
  5. Elective
  6. Elective 
  7. Ind Study (Colonial Schools)
  8.  Elective

Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

  • AP Psychology
  • World Cultures
  • World Religions

Online courses:

  • Anthropology, Philosophy

Extra content classes based on Education certification preference. Students will also have the opportunity to sit for the Praxis exam (nationally accepted towards teacher certification).

Certifications: Praxis Core and ParaPro Assessment