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Future Teachers Academy of Osceola County

The Future Teachers Academy is a special program for students interested in becoming elementary school teachers in Osceola County. Through the program, students will complete an Associate in Arts from Valencia and a Bachelor's of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida. Upon successful completion of the program and upon meeting eligibility requirements, graduates from the program will be offered a teaching position by the School District of Osceola County.

Who is eligible to apply?

Currently, applications are being accepted from current high school seniors in Osceola County.

How do I apply?

The priority application deadline for current high school seniors is April 15, 2017. To apply, complete this online application (http://valenciacc.ut1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cUwg47BgSOy2r3f) . (Please note that the application has two required essays that you may want to prepare in advance before accessing the online application: 1) "In 300-500 words, please describe your favorite teacher and why this teacher is so memorable." and 2) "In 300-500 words, please explain why you want to be a elementary school teacher in Osceola County.”)

What are the program expectations?

To participate in the program, students will enroll full-time at Valencia College beginning in Fall 2017. Participants will register for a cohort of classes that meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Upon completion of an Associate's degree, students will enroll full-time at UCF beginning in Fall 2019, and will complete student teaching and internship experiences in an Osceola County school. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average throughout the program, and must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (http://valenciacollege.edu/finaid/satisfactory_progress.cfm) .

Is there a scholarship?

While at Valencia College, upon successful completion of each term, students will earn a $200 scholarship for the subsequent term. For example, upon successful completion of the Fall 2017 term, students will earn a $200 scholarship toward the Spring 2018 term. While at UCF, students will earn a $2,500 stipend for the successful completion of the junior year internship, and a $2,500 stipend for the successful completion of the senior year internship.

Who can I contact with questions?

If you have questions about the Future Teachers Academy, please contact Dr. Thomas Takayama, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Valencia's Osceola Campus, at ttakayama@valenciacollege.edu





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