Bethel College Hosts Cadet Teacher Day for High School Students

The Bethel College Education Department is hosting a Cadet Teacher Professional Development day on March 23 for high school juniors and seniors who are considering a future as a teacher.

According to the National Education Association, a 2016 survey of college freshman found that the number of students who say they will major in education has reached its lowest point in 45 years. Kristie Cerling, Ed.D., Bethel’s program director and department chair for education, sees this event as a way to help turn that number around.

“Recognizing that we are in a time of teacher shortage, Bethel College takes it seriously to provide opportunities for high school students to experience a day in the life of a teacher with hopes of inspiring a new generation of educators,” she says.

Participants will experience a day of teaching strategies, education classes, and connecting with some of Bethel’s education majors and professors. Students will also visit Bethel’s onsite Lab Kindergarten and observe a classroom in action.

You can register now. Or for more information, contact Bethel’s Education Department at 574.807.7495.