Teachers Scholars Academy
20 Jun 2019
Forty recent high-school graduates have been selected to join the Teachers Scholars Academy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln this upcoming fall semester. The academy was created in order to grow the teaching workforce in the state of Nebraska and address the future teacher shortage. These students will mark the inaugural cohort of the academy thanks to a generous donation from the William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation.
“This is an incredible group of students with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will help shape each other’s’ learning about society and education throughout their four years in the academy,” stated UNL Teachers Scholars Academy Coordinator, Braden Foreman. The coordinator leads the academy, and serves as an advocate and mentor for the scholars in the academy. “This group represents some of the most promising future educators with already ample experience working with youth. I am excited to see how they progress through the academy and into their careers of working with people and their respective communities.”
The Teachers Scholars Academy at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is about innovating communities through teaching. The Teachers Scholars Academy aims to expose future teachers to Nebraska’s schools, communities, and changing demographics through experiential learning opportunities. As a result of active participation in learning opportunities, scholars will become innovative practitioners, ready to empower future communities.
The scholars selected to join the Academy represent urban and rural areas in Nebraska and various out-of-state locations. All forty scholars plan to major in one of twenty-three available teacher education programs offered by the College of Education and Human Sciences, the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the College of Fine and Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Guy Trainin, Chair of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education stated, “the academy is a chance to create teachers who shape the future of education across the diverse communities of Nebraska. New societal challenges need new ideas and this cohort of leaders and innovators will do just that.” Faculty from the teacher education programs at UNL will help create learning opportunities and meaningful experiences for the scholars. Scholars will also gain experience with service and volunteer opportunities through the Lincoln community, research opportunities at UNL, cohort living during the first-year, and will partake in the Teachers Scholars Academy Seminar course designed to teach them about characteristics and qualities that make successful educators.
For more information regarding the academy and information for the 2020-2021 application process, please contact Braden Foreman at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website on the cehs.unl.edu homepage.
City: Name, Major, (high school – if different than hometown)
College of Education and Human Sciences
Teaching, Learning & Teacher Education