OUR MISSION To increase the retention and graduation of diverse students in the teaching profession and of students seeking licensure in high-demand teaching areas such as: Biology Education, Chemistry Education, Business Education, Mathematics Education, English as a Second Language, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Library Media K-12, and Spanish Education.
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
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 self-identify as part of underrepresented populations, including but not limited to: race other than caucasian, gender identity or expression, first generation students, students with disabilities, students who are DACA eligible, or students receiving financial assistance.
2. You are a student of any ethnicity seeking licensure in high-demand teaching areas, including:
Secondary Science education
English as a second language/bilingual/bicultural
Library media K-12
Males in early childhood education
Communication Sciences & Disorders
3. You are a student interested in any Teacher Liscensure Programs
HOW WE SUPPORT STUDENTS
You will participate in high-impact academic programming and transformational learning experiences aimed at promoting student success, such as:
Live and Learn community: Move-in early and live in the same residence hall as peers in Future Teacher Program & take 2 classes (New Student seminar, and a required course for all education majors) together during the fall semester
The Future Teachers Summer Institute: mentoring and involvement in important workshops a week prior to the start of classes
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
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
Summer 2024 dates are August 25th - August 30th. In order to participate in FTP, you must be able to move-in by/on August 25 th and be able to participate in all programming during the week of the 25 th to the 30th.
For questions or more information please contact: College of Education & Professional Studies email@example.com (262) 472-1101