Teachers of Tomorrow set for Nov. 17

By: ISU Communications and Marketing Staff, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
November 11, 2009

Anyone interested in becoming a teacher, including high school and transfer students, may attend Indiana State University's annual Teachers of Tomorrow program on Nov. 17.

The program is for those who are interested in becoming teachers, to learn more about what it would take to put them in a classroom, and how ISU's College of Education is prepared to help get them there.

"This event provides prospective new students with first-hand insight into the curriculum, the courses, the faculty and the field of education," said Rich Toomey, ISU director of admissions. "As prospective teachers, this program will provide both an opportunity to experience the profession that is teaching as well as engage with university faculty in a direct and personal way."

The day-long program includes touring the ISU campus, meetings with College of Education professors and students and attending a mini-class session.
Prospective students learn what ISU college life and classes would be like, said Rebecca Libler, ISU College of Education associate dean.

"This is a critical time when high school students are trying to make up their minds about where they want to go," she said. "The only difference could be where they think they would be a good fit. We hope they try us on for size and we'll be a good fit."

During the day, which begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m., prospective students learn how ISU's curriculum will prepare them to be an educator and leader, the study abroad and honors programs to expand their educations as well as financial aid and scholarships to help pay for the education.

Admission, parking, breakfast, and lunch are provided at no cost. For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.indstate.edu/admissions/announcements/tot.html .


Writer: Jennifer Sicking, Indiana State University, assistant director of media relations, at 812-237-7972 or Jennifer.Sicking@indstate.edu