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Future Teachers Get a Head Start in High School

High school students visiting WilmU

High school students and aspiring teachers attending a lunch-and-learn session at the Wilmington University New Castle campus.

Future teachers are forming a bond with Wilmington University while still in high school. The events are part of a leading-edge program by WilmU that allows students who plan to become teachers to get a head start on college by earning credits while they are still in high school.

Seventeen students from Howard High School of Technology in Wilmington and their instructor, Lindsay Tietze-Maloney, attended a lunch-and-learn session at the New Castle Campus sponsored by the College of Education and Liberal Arts. These students are part of New Castle County Vocational Technical (NCCVT) Teacher Academy and are taking Learner Development and Early Literacy at WilmU this spring. The event consisted of a campus tour and program overview hosted by Lara Crowley, chair of Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and Dr. Michael Curry, chair of Secondary Programs.

In another event, 48 Christiana High School juniors attended a general lunch-and-learn session with CHS Vice Principal Robert Graham and guidance counselor Sydney Brown. The students are part of CHS’s Honors Academy and will take Introduction to Critical Thinking and English Composition on WilmU’s New Castle campus this spring. Students took a campus tour, participated in a cohort overview, and secured student ID badges. Students at both events went home with a swag bag.

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