Teachers for Tomorrow Program (T4T) ​​​​​​​

An FCPS Program Offered to High School Juniors and Seniors Interested in Pursuing a Career in Education

Teachers for Tomorrow (T4T) is an approved Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) program offered to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in education. The program is designed to attract high school students to the field of education through exposure to a world-class curriculum and hands-on experience that focuses on teaching.

  • Courses Available: Level 1 and Level 2 

Level 1 fosters student interest, understanding, and appreciation of the teaching profession and allows secondary students the flexibility to explore careers in education based on the interests of the student. Students build a foundation for the structure and governance of teaching, how to apply professional teaching techniques in the classroom, and have the opportunity to participate in field experiences. This course is available to 11th and 12 graders only. 

Level 2 students continue to explore careers in the Education and Training cluster and pathways. The primary focus of the class is to act as the teacher applying teaching methods and strategies previously learned. This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for careers in education as they research post-secondary options, learn about the process of teacher certification, and participate in a practicum experience. This course is available to 12 graders only. Pre-requisite is the completion of Level 1.

Program Benefits

  • Introduction to the teaching profession
  • Potential dual enrollment credit 
  • Classroom observations
  • Teaching experience before college
  • Praxis exam is available for Level 2 students

Dual enrollment transfer acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving college or university. Contact your college or university to determine if Teachers for Tomorrow credit(s) from Shenandoah University and/or Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) would be accepted.

For more information about GYO, please contact Carolyn Haydon at crhaydon@fcps.edu or Ashley Hicks at aehicks@fcps.edu.

Annual Back2Fairfax Teacher Seminar: Growing Our Future Teachers

A special event for FCPS Juniors, Seniors, Graduates, and Teachers for Tomorrow filled with networking opportunities and FCPS employment information.

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