Future Educators Academy

Sayreville War Memorial High School

 Future Educators’ Academy: FEA


The Sayreville War Memorial High School Academy for Future Educators (FEA) provides a focused course sequence that appeals to students who are interested in exploring a future in education.  FEA is designed to prepare students for multiple opportunities within the profession of education. A future educator can specialize in many different areas in today’s world including a classroom teacher, a museum docent, a school psychologist, a speech pathologist, an occupational therapist, a school counselor, or a special educator, to name a few. 

Applications for the FEA Academy are accepted annually from students in grades 9 and 10 and anyone interested may join the FEA Google Classroom using code: i2t7yml

FEA related courses provide students with knowledge about how and why one would want to become an educator, not just any educator, but a well-prepared, committed, engaged, skilled, effective and creative educator. Students will explore the world of education: past, present, and future.  In addition, this academy investigates the accomplishments of previous educators, as well as, historical accounts that will help one understand the business of education. The FEA course sequence culminates with enrollment in Tomorrow’s Teachers Honors capstone course where academy students gain field experience throughout the Sayreville School District and surrounding communities and is offered as dual enrollment with Riders University. 



Future Educators Academy Course of Study

Grade 9 and/or 10: STUDENT CHOOSE TWO

Communicating in the 21st Century

2.5 Credits 1 Semester

Children’s Literature

2.5 Credits 1 Semester

Parenting and Child Development

2.5 Credits 1 Semester

Grade 11:

Introduction to Tomorrow’s Teachers

2.5 Credits (1 Semester)


Grade 12:

FEA- Tomorrow’s Teachers

5 Credits Full Year

RELEVANT COURSE DESCRIPTIONS                                                                                                                                                        

CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

Prerequisite:  None                                      2.5 CREDITS One Semester

Children’s literature will be used to explore a variety of genres and give students the opportunity to explore popular titles with a fresh perspective and to learn about how literature plays an integral part of educating our youth in America and across the world. 

COMMUNICATING IN 21ST CENTURY

Prerequisite:  None                                      2.5 CREDITS One Semester

Communicating in the age of the internet and social media is the main focus of this course. Students will explore blogging, emailing, and social media posting and online research as well as digital citizenship and public speaking. Skills acquired will serve not only a career in education well, but others too. (Practical Art)

PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Prerequisite:  Grade 11-12                               2.5 CREDITS One Semester

This course is intended for those interested in teaching or caring for children and those interested in child-related occupations.  The four areas of child development (physical, emotional, social and cognitive will be explored. (Practical Art)

INTRODUCTION TO TOMORROW’S TEACHERS 

Prerequisite:  Grade 11              2.5 CREDITS One Semester

This course will provide students who may be interested in pursuing a career in education with a chance to learn more about the profession.  This course will expose students to teaching and learning of various public education settings including early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school as well as the education services.

FEA: TOMORROW’S TEACHERS HONORS

Prerequisite:  Intro to Tomorrow’s Teachers (FG B or better) 5.0   CREDITS     

Students must apply and interview for approval to take this course.

An Honors level course that studies the history, development, organization and practice of preschool, elementary, and secondary education.  Students will learn about educational theory, teaching techniques/strategies, as well as student learning needs and styles.  Course also includes internship hours with students visiting district elementary schools to observe and facilitate activities with students in grades K-5 under the supervision of a cooperating teacher.  

For more information please contact:

Kimberly Grossman, Supervisor of ELA, ESL and World Language

kimberly.grossman@sayrevillek12.net


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