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    Instructor:  Lindsay Campbell
     
    Background of the Teachers for Tomorrow Program
     
    The availability of teachers in critical shortage areas and hard-to-staff schools continues to be a major challenge in the nation and in Virginia. Literature in this area suggests that while two million teachers may be needed nationally over the next ten years, traditional teacher preparation programs have only one million prospective teachers in the pipeline.
     
     In Virginia, it is strongly felt that "grow your own" and high school programs capturing the interests of potential teachers may be one strategy toward resolving this challenge. As such, Virginia's Teachers for Tomorrow Program is offered to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in education. The program is designed to attract teacher candidates from high school students to the field of education through exposure to a world-class curriculum and hands-on experience that focuses on teaching.
     
    Program Purpose
    In keeping with the challenge to increase the pool of highly qualified teachers, the purposes of the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow Program are:

    · To identify, train, and nurture high school students interested in a teaching career;

    · To support the efforts of Virginia's school divisions to meet hiring targets by cultivating an effective "grow your own" recruitment program;

    · To create a high school curricular experience designed to foster student interest, understanding, and appreciation of the teaching profession; and

    · To attract students to teaching in critical shortage and high needs areas of the state.

     Applicant Requirements

     Students must complete the following eligibility requirements to be considered for enrollment in the program: 

    · Be a high school junior or senior;

    · Have and maintain a minimum 2.7 grade point average;

    · Submit three satisfactory teacher
    recommendations; and

    · Submit a brief essay and application.
     
    Are YOU Interested?
     
    Contact  your High School counselor and fill out an application for this exciting program being offered at Valley  Technical Center on a semester basis.
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    Contact Us Directly
     
    49 Hornet Road

    Fishersville, VA  22939

     Phone:  540-245-5002

    Fax:  540-885-0407

    E-mail:   campbelll@valleytech.us

                           

                         
     

    All students attending Augusta County Public Schools may participate in educational program and activities, including but not limited to health and physical education, music, vocational and technical education.  Education programs and services will be designed to meet the varying needs of all students and will not discriminate against any individual for reasons of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or gender.

     

    The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
     
     

    Title IX Coordinator

    Eric Bond

    6 John Lewis Road

    Fishersville, VA 22939

    (540) 245-5107

     

    Section 504 Coordinator

    George Earhart

    6 John Lewis Road

    Fishersville, VA 22939

    (540) 245-5108

     

     

     

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Last Modified on February 22, 2018