Program Overview

For those interested in education careers, the new one-year Teacher Prep program will be very beneficial. Career skills focusing on the various careers within the educational field will be emphasized. Students will become familiar with current topics of focus within the classroom such as communication, technology, teaching methods, problem-solving skills, and management of the learning environment. These skills will be practiced in a state-of-the-art classroom, through an internship field experience involving observations, and as direct student instruction. At the end of the program, students will take an Education Fundamentals assessment to help prepare them for the OPTE as well as a ParaPro Assessment which will qualify them to serve as a Para Professional.

Career Opportunities

  • Para Professional
  • Teachers Assistant
  • Teachers Aide
  • Teacher

Student Organization

SkillsUSA

Helpful Attributes & Abilities

  • Suggested grade levels before entering program: Math – 8.0, Reading – 9.0
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Teamwork
  • Good work ethic with positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Program Length

Teacher Prep Diploma (HS only) – 480 hours

Schedule

Monday through Friday classes. Half day scheduling available.

Who Can Enroll

High school juniors or seniors and adults

How To Enroll

High school students contact Cheyenne Trail, Marketing Specialist, at 918.331.3320 or cheyenne.trail@tricountytech.edu.
Adult students contact Lauren Walls, Enrollment Specialist, at 918.331.3291 or lauren.walls@tricountytech.edu.

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