Teacher Academy
The Teacher Academy, a senior-only, half-day program, gives students an authentic look at becoming an educator. Beginning with classroom instruction on different learning styles and classroom methods, students will progress to working side by side with a teacher/mentor in the classroom. A significant component of the Teacher Academy is this mentorship, which will expose students to the process and techniques of teaching in different grade levels, subjects and specialty areas. In addition, they have the opportunity for short-term observation in the areas of administration, counseling and specialty teaching.

Career opportunities:
  •     Preschool Teacher
  •     Elementary Teacher
  •     Middle School Teacher
  •     High School Teacher
  •     Career Technical Teacher
  •     Counselor
  •     School Administrator
  •     Special Education Teacher
  •     Physical Education Teacher
  •     Music/Arts Education Teacher
Skills gained:
  •     Exploring the Teaching Profession
  •     Understanding the Learner (K-12)
  •     Planning and Presenting Instruction
  •     Understanding School/Society Relations
  •     Using Technology in the Classroom
  •     Assessing Teaching and Learning
  •     Effective Communication
  •     Creating a Professional Portfolio
Certifications/College credit:

The Teacher Academy Capstone Project is a professional portfolio, organized according to the PRAXIS III Domains of Teaching and includes extensive reflective writings and classroom artifacts that evidence a thorough understanding of pursuing a teaching career. The portfolio, combined with the internships, is the basis for college credit or advanced college standing. Wright State University, University of Cincinnati, and University of Dayton are some of the colleges that grant 3 or more college credits for the successful completion of the Teacher Academy. All students participate in Future Educators Association.

Contact Instructor Heather Snider at 513-932-5677 ext. 5378 or heather.snider@mywccc.org.
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