The Teacher Exploration program is designed for high school students who demonstrate an interest in becoming certified teachers. Instruction takes place at the TEC facility and includes significant opportunities for a variety of off-site field experiences at local preschools, elementary and middle schools.
Students learn about careers as teachers by completing classroom instruction and also by placement in a variety of classroom settings from grades K-8. Short-term experiences in pre-primary education and special education will be provided.
Specific areas of study include:
- Human growth and development
- Self-esteem and reflection
- Learning theory
- Learning environments
- Learning styles
- Educational settings
- Planning and lesson preparation (lesson plans)
- Instructional strategies
- Ethics and legal responsibilities
- Professional responsibilities and teaching
- Employability skills
Please note: Students are required to provide their own transportation to all off-site field experiences. Students may spend the majority of their time involved in field experiences during the second year of the program.