• Student Prerequisites

     In order for students to experience success in the program, prerequisites are:

    1. C or higher in English (the previous year)
    2. C or higher in Math (last course taken or the instructor can specify the math)
    3. Instructor Approval and TABE Reading Score (eighth grade or higher) or
    4. TABE Reading Score (eighth grade or higher)
    5. Instructor Approval


    1. Instructor Approval

    The Teacher Academy program consists of four-Carnegie-unit courses delivered in a 2-year or 4- year option that will do the following:

    • Recruit and provide opportunities for qualified high school students to begin a successful career path to teaching
    • Offer the opportunity to recruit and train quality students who may return to Jackson Public Schools (JPS) as tomorrow’s high-quality teachers. This is a “grow your own” solution to the current and looming shortage in the teaching profession
    • Provide a framework for creating sustainable collaborations with area institutions of higher education and offer exciting challenges and opportunities for the JPS’s students

    Course Description: Foundations of an Educator

    The Foundations of an Educator course provides students with the opportunity to gain foundational skills needed to enhance them as learners, future educators, and communicators. Students receive history, theory, and professionalism needed to understand the educational system. Students should have the opportunity to observe skills learned in class at various educational settings (one Carnegie unit).

    Course Description: Teacher Academy I

    Teacher Academy I is an entry-level course. Students gain foundation competencies related to students as learners, planning and assessing teaching, teaching strategies, and communication skills. Students receive hands-on field experiences (two Carnegie units).

Foundations of an Educator- Course Code: 996302

Teacher Academy I- Course Code: 996300

Last Modified on December 22, 2018