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Teacher Cadet

Teacher Cadet Partnerships

During the 2011-2012 school year, the FMU School of Education serves as the college partner for 19 area high school Teacher Cadet classes.  Teacher Cadets must be high school juniors or seniors, have a 3.0 or higher GPA on a 4 point scale, be enrolled in a college prepatory curriculum, submit essays on why they want to be in the Teacher Cadet class, and be recommended in writing by five instructors.

In addition to receiving honors credit for the Teacher Cadet class at their high school, these students are also concurrently enrolled at Francis Marion University and receive three semester hours of college credit for EDUC 190, "The Student, The School, and The Community."  Ms. June Strickland, Teacher Cadet Coordinator for the School of Education, visits each Teacher Cadet class during the year for a special presentation to each cadet class.  Ms. Nancy Townsend and Ms. Donna Davis assist with administrative duties and event planning that contribute to the success of the program. FMU Admissions counselors also visit each Teacher Cadet class during the year.  In addition to registering the Cadets for their university credit hours, the Admissions counselors also answer questions regarding college admission in general, financial aid processes and opportunities, and advantages of attending FMU.

We currently partner with the following area high schools:

SCHOOL

CITY

INSTRUCTOR

Aynor High School

Aynor

Ms. Tamria Jamison

C. E. Murray High School

Greeleyville

Ms. Vera Johnson

Creek Bridge High School

Marion

Mr. Jimmy Boatwright

Crestwood High School

Sumter

Ms. Patricia Neal

Darlington High School

Darlington

 Ms. Vickie Longo

Dillon High School

Dillon

Ms. Beth Hinson

East Clarendon High School

Turbeville

 Mrs. Karen Creech

Hartsville High School

Hartsville

 Ms. Jane A. Sligh

Hemingway High School

Hemingway

Ms. Philisa Boykin

Kingstree Senior High School

Kingstree

Ms. Barbara Chandler

Lakewood High School

Sumter

Ms. Lisa Sanderson

Marion High School

Marion

Ms. Arnetha Davis

Marlboro County High School

Bennettsville

Ms.Penny Oxendine

Mayo High School for Math, Science, & Technology

Darlington

 Ms. Jennifer Blankenship

Mullins High School

Mullins

Ms. Erika Draper

South Florence High School

Florence

 Mr. Ross Hill

Timmonsville High School

Timmonsville

Ms. Connie Thomas

West Florence High School

 Florence

Ms. Martha Strait

Wilson High School

Florence

Ms. Lenora Rivers Davis

 

The highlight of each semester for Teacher Cadets and their instructors is College Day, a fun-filled day of activities on the Francis Marion campus and a special luncheon in their honor.  On College Day, Cadets have their FMU identification cards made, tour various parts of the campus, and participate in group activities.  The current SC Teacher of the Year always serves as the main speaker for the opening session.
 

Last Published: April 1, 2014 2:30 PM
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