What is the difference between the Teacher Academy (TA) and Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) programs?
- Teacher Academy has a focus on K-12 education for the college-bound student. Observations are completed outside of the Career Center, in public school settings. The ECEC program has a focus on the care and education of children in their preschool years.
What do you do on a daily basis?
- Monday, Wednesday, and half of Friday we are in our classroom learning and preparing lessons
- Tuesdays, Thursdays and the other half of Friday we are in public school classrooms working with students and teachers, teaching lessons, and learning hands-on skills that teachers need
- Mondays and Fridays seniors are in the classroom learning content and preparing lessons and presentations, and working on their senior portfolio
- On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, seniors are out in public school classrooms working with teachers and students on many different levels
Can I still take some classes at my home school or Edison?
- The TA schedule can accommodate academic classes (such as Math, English, Government, Choir) to be taken elsewhere. If you are a junior, you will have TA lab in the morning and then are free to take academics wherever you choose in the afternoon. If you are a senior, you will take your academics in the morning and then take TA in the afternoon.
Please contact your school counselor to discuss the available options for completing your academic classes, if you choose to complete somewhere besides the Career Center.
What will I learn in Teacher Academy?
- You learn so many aspects of education and development.
- You will learn about theories and philosophies of education.
- You will learn how to make lesson plans (and then you will make them and teach them. You will do projects and hands on work as much as possible.
- You will learn about how children develop and become learners and citizens.
- You will also learn a lot about yourself as a learner and a leader in the class (genius hour and growth mindset).