Teacher Pathway Program Welcomes High School Students for Teaching Matters Conference
The Fullerton College Teacher Pathway Program welcomed approximately 40 high school students for the annual Teaching Matters Conference on Feb. 23. The students were from Fullerton Union, Troy, La Habra, Kennedy, Western, Magnolia, Katella, Loara, Cypress, Esperanza and Brea Olinda High Schools and have expressed an interest in a teaching career.
Conference activities included an opportunity for students to learn about working with young children from Fullerton College Child Development faculty. In addition, students explored lesson planning with STEM Teacher Pathway Program students and were taught classroom management techniques by a Fullerton School District teacher.
To close out the day’s events, students gained valuable insight from EOPS & Financial Aid and heard about the transition from high school to college from current Teacher Pathway Program students.
“This is always a very intentional event geared towards students who have a genuine interest in a career in education,” said Monica Martin, Director of Grants and OC Teacher Pathway Partnership. “Most of these students will likely be applying to our Teacher Pathway Program cohort in the Fall of 2019.”
The OC Teacher Pathway Partnership at Fullerton College encourages students interested in teaching to participate in a pre-professional preparation program. For more information on the program contact 714-992-7159.