• Kay Cagle-Kinch

    Montgomery County Early College

    Honors Teacher Cadet 1 & 2


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    Class Schedule: Honors Teacher Cadet 1 & 2

    1st Period: 8:10 - 9:25

    2nd Period: 9:30 - 10:50  



     Honors Teacher Cadet 1 & 2 Syllabus


    Honors Teacher Cadet 1 & 2

    Instructor: Mrs. Cagle-Kinch



    1st Period: 8:10 - 9:25

    2nd Period:  9:30 - 10:50


    The purpose of this class is to encourage academically able students who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career.  This class will provide you as future community leaders with insights about teachers and schools so that you will be community advocates for education.  The Teacher Cadet class is an introduction to the teaching profession.  

    Some activities in the class include:

    1. Lecture, discovery, discussion, digitally enhanced lessons, role-playing, problem-solving, decision making, simulation, debate, and observation activities in order to expose you to different methods of teaching.
    2. Learning about various personnel in the educational system and their responsibilities (superintendent, school-level administration, instructional facilitators, school board members, guidance counselors, psychologists, various therapists, etc.).
    3. Discussions both positive and negative aspects of the field of education.
    4. Learning about educational career opportunities and receive information about available scholarships and college support options.
    5. read current newspaper articles, professional journals, and texts that relate to education and teaching 
    6. Field experience and observations with a variety of education classes are a part of this class but due to COVID-19, we are unable to offer these opportunities. 



    Student Evaluation - Grading Policy

    Tests, Projects, & Major Papers               35%

    Quizzes, Classwork                                25%

    Class Participation                                 20%

    Homework                                            20%




    Classroom Expectations

    1. Students will come to class on time prepared and ready to learn
    2. Students will complete all assignments, including homework, by all deadlines.  Make-up work is only accepted after an excused absence.  It is your responsibility to see me for your work before or after school.  
    3. All students will silent and respectful while other students are presenting, reading, etc.
    4. The teacher and student will work together for a respectful and safe classroom.
    5. Participation in class discussions will enhance all students' learning experiences. 
    6. Students are expected to have all assigned readings completed; this may require some reading to be completed outside of the classroom. 
    7. Cell phones and any other personal items should be off during class unless being used as instructional items.   

    Course Summary

    Teacher Cadet 1

    Unit 1:  The Learner

    Section 1: Know Thyself

    Section 2: The Role of Self-Esteem

    Section 3:  Overview of human growth and development

    Section 4:  Discovering the World: Birth through 5 years

    Section 5: Making sense of the World: 6 through 10 years

    Section 6:  Confusion about the world: Adolescence 

    Section 7:  Special Education for special children

    Section 8:  Barriers of Learning

    Unit 2: The Teacher and Teaching

    Section 1:  The Teacher

    Section 2:  The process of Teaching

    Section 3:  Methods of Teaching

    Teacher Cadet II

    Unit 3:  The School - 

    Section 1:   Appreciating Our Teachers

    Section 2:  Schools of Choice

    Section 3:   Who runs this place?
    Section 4:   From here to the future

    Unit 4:  Culminating Activities

    Section 1:  End of Course Activities

    Teacher Cadet II - Work Experience