Future Teacher Program


OUR MISSION

To increase the retention and graduation of diverse students in the teaching profession and of students seeking licensure in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and other academic disciplines experiencing teaching shortages.

OUR GOAL

To build a bridge from the dream of teaching to the reality of being equipped to teach. The program's goal is to increase numbers of:

1. Minority graduates who are licensed to teach
2. Graduates licensed to teach in STEM disciplines
3. Graduates licensed in subjects with teacher shortages

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

You are eligible for the program if you are a declared teacher education major who meets at least one of the following criteria:

1. You are a minority student

2. You are a student of any ethnicity seeking licensure in STEM disciplines or other high-need licensure disciplines, including:

  • Biology education 
  • Chemistry education 
  • English as a second language/bilingual/bicultural 
  • Library media
  • Math education
  • Males in early childhood education
  • Physics education 
  • Speech pathology
  • Special education

HOW WE SUPPORT STUDENTS

Our program provides a hand and a road map to ful ll academic and professional requirements. You will participate in high-impact academic programming and transformational learning experiences aimed at promoting student success, such as:  

  • The Future Teachers Summer Institute: mentoring and involvement in important workshops a week prior to the start of classes 

  • Learning Communities: reside with other education majors, take some common courses with other LC participants and participate in off-campus experiences related to education  undergraduate that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline
  • The Praxis CORE: earn credit while learning test strategies
  • Praxis CORE practice tests
  • Undergraduate research: Undergraduate research is an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline
  • Early experiences in schools: hands-on experience in the classroom before your eld placement
  • Service learning projects: get involved and gain professional experience while completing a volunteer project
  • Study abroad programs: unique opportunity to travel internationally while actively learning
  • Employment and internship opportunities 

Future Teacher Program Brochure