High school students aspiring to be teachers coming to campus
The Citadel will host the Teacher Cadet College on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, in the Greater Issues Room of Mark Clark Hall.
The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will include a variety of presentations and activities. Bryan Coburn, the 2010 South Carolina Teacher of the Year, will be the keynote speaker at 10:50 a.m. Coburn is a pre-engineering and computer programming teacher at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill School District 3.
Teacher Cadets from Wando High School, James Island Charter High School, The Military Magnet Academy, and St. Johns High School, along with their teachers, will be in attendance. Education majors from the Corps of Cadets and graduate students from The Citadel Graduate College will be involved in some of the activities. School of Education professors who partner with the high school sites will be in attendance as well.
The Teacher Cadet Program, targeting high school juniors and seniors, is one of several programs founded by the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement. Established by the Commission on Higher Education in 1985, the CERRA is in its 24th year of operation, and is the oldest and most established teacher recruitment program in the country.
The Citadel has been a Teacher Cadet college partner to several area high schools for nearly two decades.