FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University will host Teacher Cadets from five area high schools for Teacher Cadet College Day, Tuesday, March 21.
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, attend a technology fair, and take a tour of the campus, all to acquaint them with FMU facilities, programs, and services available to them as members of the FMU family. The students will also hear a presentation by Tammy Pawloski of FMU’s Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty.
“We are delighted to have these cadets and their instructors on campus for 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: C.E. Murray, Hannah-Pamplico, Hartsville, Lakewood, and South Florence high schools.
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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