Teacher Academy

Last Updated: 7/14/2020 12:48 PM

Program Description:

Welcome to the Teacher Academy Program.  The student experience at Tri-County Career Center is a unique combination of textbook learning and real world hands-on experiences.  We apply Science, Math and Communication Skills to career opportunities.Our approach to learning challenges students to obtain their very best potential.

Teacher Academy is a two-year program designed for students planning to major in education at a post-secondary college or university after high school. The program gives students an authentic look at becoming an educator. Beginning with foundations and principles of education, students will progress to working side-by-side with a teacher mentor in the classroom. The goal of this program is to give students hands-on experience in the classroom and a solid foundation in the world of education so they confidently enter college and pursue their advanced degree.

Areas of Study

  • Aims of Education and the Role of Schools in a Democratic Society
  • Economic, Legal, and Political Context of Schools
  • Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Education
  • Student Learning and Development
  • Assessments to Ensure Student Learning and Inform Instruction
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Learning Environments that Promote Engagement, Learning, and Achievement
  • Collaboration and Communication
  • Ethics and Professionalism 

Course Requirements

  • College or Honors Track for Graduation
  • 3.0 GPA Minimum
  • 95% Attendance Rate
  • Counselor/Teacher Recommendation Letters (3)
  • Passing Score on all End of Course Exams
  • Own Transportation (Senior Year for Internships)
  • Evidence and High Expectations of Strong Professional Dispositions

Career Opportunities:

  • Elementary, Middle, or High School Teacher
  • Intervention Specialist
  • Physical Education Teacher
  • Music/Art Education teacher
  • Career Technical Teacher
  • School Counselor
  • Curriculum Director
  • Principal
  • Superintendent 

College Credits:

The Teacher Academy Capstone Project is a professional portfolio that is organized similarly to the edTPA college seniors must complete. It includes extensive reflective writings and classroom artifacts that evidence a thorough understanding of pursuing a teaching career. The portfolio, combined with the internships, is the basis for college credit or advanced college standing.

Students who successfully complete Teacher Academy and obtain a score of 85% or higher on the Teaching Professionals Capstone Project will earn 3 semester hours of college credit (Introduction to Education) that can transfer to any state institution of higher learning.

  • 3 Semester Hours of College Credit - Introduction to Education
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • College Credit Plus 

Skills for the Future

  • Exploring the Teaching Profession
  • Understanding Philosophies, Foundations, and Theories of Education
  • Understanding the Learner (K-12)
  • Knowledge of Classroom Management, Lesson Planning, and Designing an Engaging Learning Environment
  • Planning and Presenting Instruction
  • Understanding School/Societal Relations
  • Using Technology in the Classroom
  • Assessing Teaching and Learning
  • Communicating and Collaborating Effectively
  • Creating a Personal Portfolio to document achievement and experiences
  • College Preparation
  • Critical Thinking 

Instructor: Bobbijo Tabler


740.753.3511 or 800.637.6508 

Fees and Recommended Tools

Required program fees may include workbook, technology fee, lab fee and dues for our professional organization.  

Click here for the full list of program fees. For more information, please contact the Treasurer's Office at 740-753-3511.