WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2018 — Open to Maine high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the Future Teachers Academy is for students interested in exploring the field of education as a career. Students will be able to participate in a daylong, hands-on and experimental teaching environment within STEAM-based curriculum taught by Thomas College education faculty, who have expertise in these areas.
The free event will take place on February 2 on Thomas College’s campus. Students will also receive a taste of college life – being on campus and interacting with current students and faculty.
“Many of our current students – and faculty – were inspired from an early age to become an educator – whether it was a positive experience with one of their own teachers, or a passion for working with children,” said Chair of the School of Education and professor of education Dr. Pamela Thompson. “We are ecstatic about the opportunity to bring these passionate young people to our College to engage their interest in a future teaching career.”
This academy is free and includes morning snacks and lunch. Registration is online at thomas.edu/academics/cie/future-teachers-academy/ .
The Future Teachers Academy is held by Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education, which prepares future teachers to integrate proficiency-based education, STEAM education, and digital literacy into their classrooms.
Students will get a chance to participate in workshops, create projects, and will be able to take a tour of the College after the day concludes.
About Thomas College: Founded in 1894, Thomas College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in programs ranging from business, entrepreneurship, and technology, to education, criminal justice, and psychology. Its Guaranteed Job Program, the first of its kind in the nation, is built on student’s academic, career, and leadership preparation. Thomas is also home to the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation and the Center for Innovation in Education. Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas 23rd in the Country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates. For more information, visit wwwold.thomas.edu or contact MacKenzie Riley at [email protected] or 207-859-1313.