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

FCPS T4T graduates may continue their studies in education at the following universities

  • Christopher Newport University
  • College of William and Mary
  • George Mason University
  • James Madison University
  • Longwood University
  • Northern VA Community College
  • Radford University
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech

For more information about GYO, please contact Carolyn Haydon at crhaydon@fcps.edu or Lena Cohen at lmcohen@fcps.edu.

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