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    Teacher‌ ‌Cadet‌ ‌Program‌ ‌

    The‌ ‌Teacher‌ ‌Cadet‌ ‌program‌ ‌in‌ ‌Loudoun‌ ‌County‌ ‌Public‌ ‌Schools‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌  ‌“grow‌ ‌your‌ ‌own”‌ ‌ dual-enrollment‌ ‌(DE)‌ ‌program‌ ‌offered‌ ‌through‌ ‌career‌ ‌and‌ ‌technical‌ ‌education‌ ‌(CTE).‌ ‌ The‌ ‌program‌ ‌consists‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Teacher‌ ‌Cadet‌ ‌I‌ ‌DE‌‌ ‌and‌‌ ‌‌Teacher‌ ‌Cadet‌ ‌II‌ ‌DE‌‌ ‌offered‌ ‌to‌ ‌high‌ ‌ school‌ ‌juniors‌ ‌and‌ ‌seniors,‌ ‌respectively,‌ ‌who‌ ‌are‌ ‌interested‌ ‌in‌ ‌pursuing‌ ‌a‌ ‌career‌ ‌in‌ ‌ education.‌  ‌“The‌ ‌program‌ ‌is‌ ‌designed‌ ‌to‌ ‌attract‌ ‌future‌ ‌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”‌ ‌(‌Virginia‌ ‌Department‌ ‌of‌ ‌Education,‌ ‌n.d.‌).‌ ‌ ‌


    Interested‌ ‌students‌ ‌can‌ ‌visit‌ ‌‌www.lcps.org/cte‌‌ ‌and‌ ‌click‌ ‌on‌ ‌‌“‌Loudoun‌ ‌County‌ ‌Public‌ ‌ Schools‌ ‌(LCPS)‌ ‌Teacher‌ ‌Cadet‌ ‌Program‌ ‌Interest‌ ‌Information”‌ ‌‌to‌ ‌learn‌ ‌more!‌ 


    Teacher Cadet Program 844002
    Grade12 Credit: 1
    Prerequisite: 2.7 GPA, three teacher recommendations, a student essay, and an application process;  Students must have their own transportation to the feeder schools.

    The Teacher Cade Program is designed to attract talented high school students into the teaching profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. The student who completes Teacher Cadet will receive 3 elective credits from Shenandoah University that could be transferable to other colleges or universities. The program seeks to provide these students insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America’s schools. Students participate in field experiences in LCPS Grades K-12. Students work with classroom teachers at their chosen grade level of interest. Proof of tuberculosis (TB) screening is required. Students are responsible for getting a TB screening done prior to the start of the school year. This course counts as an elective credit. 

     Teacher Cadet is an honors level course for seniors who are interested in exploring teaching as a career through the Virginia's Teachers for Tomorrow program.  It is a dual enrollment course. Teacher Cadets can earn four hours of transferrable college credit from Shenandoah University, if acceptable course work is completed.  Students must apply and be accepted into this program; applications are available from School Counseling or from Mrs. Woods in Room 315.  Deadlines for Application are on the application - students apply in early spring for the next school year.    
    Teacher Cadets explore different learning styles, educational philosophies, brain research, development skills, and they practive speaking/presentation and teaching techniques.  Observations in the fall at the elementary and middle school levels give Teacher Cadets a first-hand look at those age groups, as well a taste of varying classroom activities and teaching styles.  A 40+ hour internship with a mentor teacher provides the Teacher Cadet with hands-on teaching experiences.
    Teacher Cadets learn the importance of involvement in educational associations by becoming members of Educators Rising, formerly Future Educators Association, and they are the leaders in our Educators Rising  chapter.  Educators Rising is sponsored by Phi Delta Kappa, an international education association.
    Course competencies for Teachers for Tomorrow as mandated by the state Department of Education may be found by clicking here.

Last Modified on February 16, 2022