Successful graduates of WC’s teaching program employed in area schools

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From Brock to Dallas to Beaumont, teacher candidates from the Weatherford College Teacher Certification program are teaching students. Fourteen who earned various certificates are currently teaching a variety of subjects: Generalist 4-8 (one teaching science, one teaching English Language arts); English 8-12 (two); Math (four); Social Studies (two); Business (three) and Family and Consumer science (two).

“Successful individuals leave many different professions to invest in the future through teaching,” said TCP director Dr. Joyce Pages.

Among others, the WC TCP is currently training an attorney, a pharmacist, a CEO, a small business owner, a journalist and an engineer, Pages said.

The Teacher Certification Program is currently accepting applications for admission to the spring cohort. The deadline for admission is Nov. 22. Teacher candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree with at least a 2.5 GPA. They can choose from a variety of teaching certificates depending on the college courses that they have completed.

The Teacher Certification Program offers the following Texas teacher certificates: English Language Arts and Reading grades 4-8; English Language Arts and Reading/Social Studies 4-8, English Language Arts and Reading 8-12; Math 4-8 and 8-12; Math/Science 4-8; Science 4-8 and 8-12; Physical Sciences 8-12; Life Sciences 8-12; Physics/Math 8-12; Social Studies 4-8 and Social Studies 8-12.

In addition, the WC TCP offers the Generalist 4-8 certificate which qualifies a person to teach English Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies in 4th-8th grades. Career and Technology certificates include Agricultural Science and Technology 6-12; Business Education 6-12; Family and Consumer Sciences 6-12 and Technology Education 6-12.

Other certificates offered include Health EC-12, PE EC-12, Speech 8-12, Special Education EC-12, and English as a Second Language Supplemental.

“Math and science teachers continue to be in demand in this area,” Pages said. “In addition, at the middle school level, the Generalist 4-8 certificate is in demand. WC TCP candidates earning certificates in almost all areas have been hired this year to teach in this region.”

Persons interested in pursuing Texas teacher certification are invited to call WC at 817-598-6446 for more information.

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