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Programs for P-12 Students

WCE Hosts Future Teacher Conference for High School Teacher Cadets

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Forty-eight students enrolled in Teacher Cadet programs at high schools in southeastern North Carolina participated in the Future Teacher Conference held at the Watson College on Oct. 30.

The full-day conference featured workshops on teaching at the early childhood, elementary, middle grades and secondary levels. A workshop session focusing on special education was also offered. The workshops were led by Watson Student Leaders.

Keana Triplet, North Carolina’s 2015-16 Teacher of the Year, provided a keynote address. Triplet is a high school English teacher from Ashe County High School.

High school students toured the campus, learned about the college admissions process and enjoyed a complimentary lunch during the conference, coordinated by Amy Rottmann, WCE's director of Student Engagement and Recruitment.

The North Carolina Teacher Cadet Program is a structured course of study that encourages high school students to consider entering the education profession through the program’s long-term focus on “growing our own” public school teachers. For more information, visit www.ncteachercadet.org/about-us.