What is Teacher Cadet all about?
This course is a study of the history, development, organization, and practices of preschool, elementary, and secondary education. It is partially funded through Education Improvement Act initiatives and operates under an agreement between the school site and the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, & Advancement (CERRA) located in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
The objectives for Teacher Cadet are based on the standards found in the South Carolina Teacher Cadet Curriculum, Experiencing Education. Students who successfully complete Teacher Cadet with a passing grade of 70% or higher will have demonstrated the abilities, concepts, knowledge, and skills required to do the following:
- Identify characteristics of self as a learner (e.g. learning styles, multiple intelligences).
- Explain the concept of self-esteem regarding the learner.
- Identify and explain the stages of human growth and development.
- Identify the components of effective groups.
- Recognize barriers to learning and develop methods of dealing with these problems effectively.
- Distinguish between effective and ineffective teaching.
- Explain and demonstrate the process of teaching.
- Identify and utilize various methods of instruction.
- Participate in an extended field experience assisting a teacher with individual tutoring, group monitoring and tutoring, and whole class instruction.
- Research the history and development of education in the public schools.