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Meet the Instructor:  Ms. Gunnels

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Top Careers with a CDA Certification: 

  • Preschool assistant
  • Preschool teacher
  • Preschool manager
  • Preschool owner

Top Careers in the Teaching Field:

  • Preschool Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Middle/High School Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Coaching

Principles of Teaching

Welcome to the Future Teacher Academy webpage.  This academy is designed to build knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students to pursue a career in the education profession. Click on the course titles to the left, in order to get a better understanding of what you will learn and be able to do after completing this 4 year academy.

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To instill in students the skills and knowledge of the teaching profession and mold students for a professional career. 


How do I apply?

The School Choice Application will be available on the Workforce Education website during the application window.

All applicants will receive notification of their acceptance status from the Office of School Choice after all applications have been reviewed.


Program Course Sequence

Year 1: Introduction to Teaching

Year 2: Growth and Development

Year 3: Curriculum and Instruction

Year 4: Internship


Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) 

Service Hours

Up to 400 hours of teaching field experience