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 elementary, middle and high schools.
Students learn about careers as teachers by completing classroom instruction and also by placement in a variety of classroom settings from grades K-12. Short-term experiences in pre-primary education may be provided based upon student interest and availability.
Specific areas of study include:
- Human growth and development
- Learning theory
- Learning environments
- Educational settings
- Planning and lesson preparation (lesson plans)
- Instructional strategies
- Ethics and legal responsibilities
- Professional responsibilities and teaching
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.