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Teacher Academy
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The Teacher Academy is a senior-only program designed for students planning to major in teacher education in college. Academy students meet for two and one-half hours each day in class or internships.

The goal of the Teacher Academy is for students to exit the program and enter an articulated post-secondary teacher education program. Morning or afternoon sessions are available.

The academy includes the following components:

- Observation and participation hours
    Spend three days weekly in area elementary, middle, or high schools
- Course instruction in child and adolescent development
    Learn theory, techniques, classroom management 
- Earn college credit
- Develop a professional portfolio
    Document achievement and experiences

Ohio median teacher wages are: $55,250.
Source: "Ohio Department of Education" 2010 Report from the School Funding Advisory Council

A Growing Industry

Employment of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers is expected to grow by 13 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Median annual wages of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers ranged from $47,100 to $51,180 in May 2008.  (Source: US Bureau of Labor and Statistics)


- College prep student with at least a 2.5 GPA
- 95% attendance
- Counselor recommendation
- On track to graduate

Students with a GPA less than 2.50 MAY apply with counselor/teacher/principal recommendation

Meet the Instructors

Biffy Nutter
Main Campus
778.1980, Ext. 260
Rebecca Kleinhenz
Troy High School
Educators Rising
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Contact Information

8811 Career Drive, Piqua, Ohio 45356
Phone: 937.778.1980 | Fax: 937.778.4677

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