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Preparing for your career starts with our co-teaching model

05.01.2018 | By: Texas Wesleyan University
Deciding between a career in teaching or school counseling is difficult. We can help you decide what is in the best interest of you and your students.

What’s your goal after graduation? To score a great job. How do you get started? Get your degree from the School of Education. Our co-teaching method prepares you to pass your certification exam and jump right into your career after graduation. Now you’re thinking “That sounds great, now I just need to figure out what a co-teaching model is.”

What is a co-teaching model?

Co-teaching is fancy talk for hands-on experience in your field. You’re paired with a certified teacher or athletic trainer to get on-the-job training in your field. You’ll work together to complete the normal, day-to-day responsibilities of the job. For a classroom teacher, those are things like completing lesson plans, teaching lessons, grading assignments and more. For an athletic trainer, it's evaluating player injuries, treating athletes and more.

Why is co teaching important?

Now that you know the “what,” let’s talk about the “why.” Why should you care about a co-teaching model? It allows you to get more experience than traditional student teaching. You’ll know everything you need to pass your certification exams with flying colors. So, when the first day of class or practice comes, you’ll be ready.

How do I know it works?

Don’t just take our word for it. Based on data from CREATE, an organization that tracks data on all teacher preparation institutions in Texas, the Texas Wesleyan University Teacher Preparation Program consistently produces graduates whose longevity in the classroom as teachers is greater than both the average of all Texas public universities and all Texas private universities.

Not to mention, because of their experience and expertise, kinesiology students in the athletic training program are regularly accepted to present research and case studies at regional and national professional meetings.

In the School of Education, it’s more than getting a degree, it’s about becoming an educator. We’re a small university with big ideas on how to put the “smart” in “Smaller. Smarter.”

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