Harrison County Schools
Where all are Leaders and all are Learners!
The primary goal of the Careers in Education: Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage academically talented, high-achieving, high school students with exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal is to develop future community leaders who will become civic advocataed for public education.
The Careers in Education: Teacher Cadet Program is an innovative approach designed to attract talents young people to the teaching professional through a challenging introduction to teaching. The program seeks to provide high school students with insights into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America's schools.
In West Virginia, the Teacher Cadet Program is part of the Careers in Education curriculum offered through the West Virginia Department of Education. Developed by CERRA in South Carolina as part of a statewide initiative to recruit teachers to fill critical shortages in the public schools, the curriculum is aligned with the standards of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Association of Teacher Education (ATE), the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and the INterstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).
In addition to hours of field experience in a public school classroom, this cirriculum includes:
Graduates of a partnering Careers in Education: Teacher Cadet Program in a West Virginia high school will be uniquely prepared to be successful in Fairmont State University's Teacher Education Program. To acknowledge the knowledge, skills, and dispositions these prospective teachers develop as a result of their completion of this rigorous program, Fairmont State University will: