• 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.‌).‌ ‌ ‌

    • Students earn dual-enrollment credit through Shenandoah University

      • Teacher Cadet I DE = EDUC 210 (3 credits)

      • Teacher Cadet II DE = EDUC 310 (3 credits)

    • Students are immersed in real-world, project-based learning experiences

    • Students shadow LCPS teachers and interact with LCPS students during observations

    • Students who successfully complete a course or the program will receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) from the Human Resources and Talent Development (HRTD) department

    Current Sophomores and Juniors can apply:

    • Students must have and maintain a minimum 2.7 GPA or equivalent

    • Students must submit two (2) letters of recommendation

    • Students must submit a student-created response (i.e., presentation, essay, drawing, video, etc.)

    Eligible students should express their interest in the Student Opportunities portal in LCPSGo.

    Click here for directions.

    LCPS Teacher Cadet Information Page

    Curious? Questions? Please reach out to RVHS Teacher Cadet Instructor, Melinda Castillo, at melinda.castillo@lcps.org

    More information can also be found at  www.lcps.org/cte‌‌ ‌by clicking on “‌Loudoun‌ ‌County‌ ‌Public‌ ‌Schools‌ ‌(LCPS)‌ ‌Teacher‌ ‌Cadet‌ ‌Program‌ ‌Interest‌ ‌Information.”‌ ‌