E&H Partners with Washington County Public Schools for Future Educators

Posted by Jamie Smyth
Emory & Henry College has partnered with Washington County Public School’s Teachers For Tomorrow program. High school students who are a part of the program will receive benefits from Emory & Henry because of the new agreement.

In an effort to provide opportunities to high school students interested in becoming K-12 educators, Emory & Henry College has partnered with Washington County Public School’s Teachers For Tomorrow program. A signing of support took place in the library of Patrick Henry High School on Friday, May 17 with Jake B. Schrum, president of Emory & Henry College. “Good teachers are some of the most valuable assets to a community. Good teachers provide a community with educated youths who then go on to become an educated workforce,” Schrum said of the agreement. “This partnership ensures that anyone who wants to undertake the path of becoming an educator will be provided all they need to do so through Emory & Henry.”

High school students who are a part of the Washington County Public School’s Teachers For Tomorrow program will receive benefits from Emory & Henry because of the new agreement. Benefits include a mentoring agreement between the student and Emory & Henry faculty, college credit for education courses and automatic entry into the first-year class upon completion, increased opportunities for scholarships, and on-campus experiences with the Teacher Prep Program. Current teachers in the program will also receive benefits of Clinical Faculty status at Emory & Henry, co-trainings with the E&H Education Department, and co-teaching opportunities.

“The Emory & Henry College Education Division is proud to partner with Washington County Public Schools’ Teachers for Tomorrow program,” said Sandy Frederick, Assistant Professor of Education. “Our hope is to encourage those individuals who have a heart for children and a passion for learning to become the next generation of inspiring educators.”

The agreement between Emory & Henry College and Washington County Public Schools will begin with the Fall 2019 term for students a part of the Teachers for Tomorrow program. Applicants to the program will need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA - 2.75 or higher, as recalculated by Emory & Henry College
  • Minimum SAT (2 Part) - 960
  • Written recommendations – Teachers For Tomorrow instructor, school principal
  • Teachers For Tomorrow course - successfully completed (consult with teachers)
  • Extracurricular - demonstrated successful participation
  • Conduct - Washington County Public Schools will certify that the student has no disciplinary infractions which would preclude them from admission to Emory & Henry College.         
  • President Jake Schrum, left, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Noe sign the agreement for the...
    President Jake Schrum, left, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Noe sign the agreement for the new education partnership with Washington County Public Schools.
Our hope is to encourage those individuals that have a heart for children and a passion for learning to become the next generation of inspiring educators.
-Sandy Frederick

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