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About Educator Prep

Educator Prep Year 1 is an entry-level course. Students gain foundational competencies related to students as learners, planning and assessing teaching, teaching strategies, and communication skills. Students receive hands-on field experiences (two Carnegie units).

Educator Prep Year 2 provides students with the opportunity to gain advanced skills needed to enhance them as learners, teachers, and communicators. Students receive advanced hands-on field experiences (two Carnegie units). 

Students have the opportunity to participate in Educators Rising, the student organization that is cultivating a new generation of highly skilled educators by guiding young people on a path from high school through college and into their teaching careers. By working with aspiring educators who reflect the demographics of their communities and who are passionate about serving those communities through public education, Educators Rising is changing the face of teaching.

National Technical Honor Society membership is available to students that maintain an overall 3.25 GPA, a 90 average in their program, are a member of their CTE student organization, and exemplify honesty, good attendance, good character, leadership, and responsibility.  NTHS honors the achievements of top CTE students, provides scholarships to encourage the pursuit of higher education, and cultivates excellence in today’s highly competitive, skilled workforce. 

Mississippi Tech Master Scholars recognition is given to students that complete a 2-year CTE program and a prescribed academic curriculum, attain an ACT composite of 18 or higher, maintain a 2.5 GPA, contribute 80 hours of community service, pass the MS CPAS test, and exemplify good attendance and discipline.  See the CTE counselor for additional information.

William Carey University offers a $36,000 scholarship to Educator Prep completers that continue their pursuit of a teaching license by enrolling in an education major at Wm. Carey.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College offers a New Century Skills Scholarship to students completing this 2-year program and enrolling as a first-time college student.  $750/semester is available for an overall 3.0 GPA, and $1500/semester is available for an overall 3.5.  See additional information at

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