To encourage academically able students who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career and to provide these talented future community leaders with insights about teachers and schools so that they will be community advocates for education.
Lumberton Senior High Teacher Cadets present ...
The North Carolina Teacher Cadet Class is designed for high school juniors/seniors who are interested in the field of education and have followed the college preparatory curriculum. Teacher Cadet is a fun and informative class for anyone interested in education (whether the student decides to become a teacher or not). The curriculum is divided into four units: The Learner, The School, The Teacher and Teaching, and Culminating Activities. It is also designed to teach students about different personality types, learning styles, and development-physical, social, and moral.
Based on a recent survey of 1,211 North Carolina public school teachers, the IMPACT of the Teacher Cadet Program has shown:
25%+ who were Teacher Cadets in high school became a Teaching Fellow
31%+ who were Teacher Cadets in high school received a teaching scholarship of some kind (Teaching Fellow, PTSL, etc.)
Of the respondents who took the North Carolina Teacher Cadet course, 85% say that the program was "the biggest factor in their decision to become a teacher."