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Kansas Future Teacher Academy
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The Kansas Future Teacher Academy at Emporia State University (ESU), sponsored by The Teachers College and directed by the Jones Institute, has graduated more than 1,000 of high school students for 23 summers.
Since 1989, when the first academy had the honor of receiving the AASCU Christa McAuliffe Showcase for Excellence Award, the Future Teacher Academy at ESU has provided select students with the opportunity to learn more about the challenges and rewards of teaching and has become recognized as an established and highly respected training opportunity for students throughout the state of Kansas.
During this intense five-day program, the participants share in a variety of activities that will help them to understand better what teachers do and to determine whether or not they have the potential for meeting this professional challenge.
The application for the academy is posted from this web site in the spring and all Kansas public and private high school principals and counselors are notified when the application becomes available.