CERRA Logo2The New Jersey Education Association, the Center for Future Educators at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), and the New Jersey Department of Education are pleased to invite high school teachers to participate in a Tomorrow’s Teachers instructor training opportunity. Tomorrow’s Teachers, an elective course for high school juniors and seniors who aspire to become teachers, was developed by the Center for Education, Recruitment, Retention and Advancement (CERRA) in South Carolina.  Thirty-four states are currently using the 10th Edition of this course curriculum to introduce high school students to the teaching profession.  Rider University and Fairleigh Dickinson University currently offer college credits to New Jersey high school students who successfully complete Tomorrow’s Teachers.

Read the full invitation letter here.

The Teacher Cadet Course (“Tomorrow’s Teachers”) is a dual credit accrual, AP weighted course.

Teacher Cadet is a nationally recognized curriculum-based program with implementation in 34 states across the nation.

The curriculum, Experiencing Education, Tenth Edition, is comprised of 44 rigorous standards that are correlated with those of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), and Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC). Also, In February 2010, these standards were adopted as the “national” standards for the Future Educators Association (FEA), an international student organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers.

The level of rigor of the course covers the breadth of content, skills, and assignments as college level introductory education courses.

The class is a fast-paced and requires above-level writing skills. Students are also expected to complete a significant amount of outside readings and projects that are more in-depth and comprehensive than the norm and create an end-of-course portfolio.

The eligibility requirements to enroll in the Teacher Cadet course are competitive and tailored to high achieving students.