Future Teachers Career Academy

"A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in the pupils." - Ever Garrison

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The Future Teachers Career Academy at Isaac Bear Early College is a small learning community for high school students interested in a career in teaching. The innovative program is designed to attract and prepare future teachers to make a positive difference for children.

With opportunities to volunteer, teach, and experience education from many points of view, FTCA guides high school students to become leaders in their classrooms and schools.

  • Work toward your dream of becoming a teacher from your first year in high school
  • Be a part of a community of future teachers and UNCW student leaders
  • Receive early advisor support in preparing your path to a career in education
  • Attend college classes in Watson College of Education and receive priority consideration for admission
  • Visit innovative schools around the region, state and nation
  • Earn access to thousands of dollars in scholarships
  • Work in New Hanover County Schools