Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Rowan Urban Teacher Academy

Rowan Urban Teachers Academy -- free to junior high school students -- has extended the deadline application to June 1st.

Rowan Urban Teacher Academy

August 3rd - 14th, 2009

The Rowan University Urban Teacher Academy is offered to high school juniors interested in becoming urban teachers and/or teachers in high shortage subject areas.This program is designed to attract students to the field of education through exposure to curriculum and practicum experiences that focus on teaching.

A national shortage of teachers is predicted over the next decade due to student enrollment increases, teacher retirements, turnover, and career changes. Studies suggest that two million teachers will be needed nationally over the next ten years, while traditional teacher preparation programs will have a million teachers in the pipeline. Teacher shortages will be particularly acute in urban schools and in subjects such as science, special education, world languages, bilingual, and early childhood. Rowan University’s Urban Teacher Academy aims to encourage today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s teachers as strategy toward resolving this shortfall.

Completed applications are due by June 1, 2009.

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