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FMU to host Teacher Cadet College Day, Oct. 18
     FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will host 200 Teacher Cadets from 16 area high schools for Teacher Cadet College Day, Tuesday, (Oct. 18).
     The guest speaker will be Stephanie Seay, a kindergarten teacher at Wellford Elementary School in Spartanburg School District 5 and the 2005-06 South Carolina Teacher of the Year.
     Twice each year, the FMU School of Education sponsors a College Day, when cadets visit campus to meet other cadets from the area and get a taste of university life at FMU.
     These cadets will have FMU ID cards made, take a tour of the Rogers Library with the reference staff, hear sessions about the various aspects and activities of student campus life, get details about financial aid to help them with the costs of college, and take a tour of the campus and the restored Hewn Timber Cabins, all to acquaint them with FMU facilities, programs, and services available to them as members of the FMU family.
     Additionally, cadets will participate in a special activity centered around teaching and hear the latest information from CERRA, the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement, which sponsors the Teacher Cadet program in the state.
     "We are delighted to have 200 Cadets and their instructors on campus for our first College Day. The School of Education welcomes these extremely bright future teachers to our campus," said Sharon Moore Askins, Teacher Cadet coordinator for the FMU School of Education.
     Participating high schools are: Aynor, Crestwood, Darlington, Dillon, East Clarendon, Hartsville, Kingstree Senior, Lake City, Lamar, Manning, Marion, Marlboro County, Mullins, West Florence, Wilson, and the Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology.
     High-achieving high school juniors and seniors with an interest in becoming educators can apply to South Carolina’s Teacher Cadet program. The Teacher Cadet program is an introduction to the teaching profession. Its main purpose is to encourage students who possess a high level of academic achievement and the personality traits found in good teachers to consider teaching as a career.
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Last Published: February 22, 2007 9:47 AM
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