The Teacher Academy is a senior-only, half-day program on our main campus and a two-year program in our satellite settings at Lebanon and Springboro. The 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.
- Preschool Teacher
- Elementary Teacher
- Middle School Teacher
- High School Teacher
- Career Technical Teacher
- School Counselor
- School Administrator
- Special Education Teacher
- Physical Education Teacher
- Music/Arts Education Teacher
Careers noted require additional education
- 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
- Communicating Effectively
- Creating a Professional Portfolio
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. Students who earn an Associate’s degree at Sinclair Community College have an opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science in Education degree at University of Dayton with a half-tuition scholarship, provided the student meet qualifications determined by UD.
Career Technical Student Organization:
All students participate in Educators Rising Ohio, a career-technical student organization cultivating highly-skilled educators by guiding young people on a path to becoming accomplished teachers. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.
Contact Instructor Carla Kemp at Carla.Kemp@mywccc.org, main campus and Springboro satellite, or Lebanon satellite instructor Toni Crawford at Toni.Crawford@mywccc.org.