Teacher Educator Academy


Teacher Educator Academy: Learning How to Teach

This year-long class is designed for students who are seriously considering the elementary or secondary teaching profession or corporate educator. The course offers students the opportunity to put theory into action through classroom work and the practicum.  Students will develop skills and professionalism needed to succeed as an educator as they work directly with students/adults in the practicum.  Each student is assigned to a district school within the high school attendance boundaries or to a corporate education department.  A blended instructional model of classroom and online learning is used to deliver instruction and to provide opportunities for students to develop their beliefs and philosophy of education. Students will participate in Educators Rising as part of the course requirements.


Prerequisites: Grade: 12 ONLY

  • 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
  • 95% Attendance
  • Algebra I, C or better
  • One full credit of any of the following child/human development classes: pre-school and parenting, child and adolescent psychology, psychology, or sociology
  • Reading/Writing: 10th grade level
  • Background check
  • Students will need transportation.
  • Outside class Internet access is required.

High School Credits: 3 units  (1.5 per semester)

LSR7 Weighted:  .666

NON Lee’s Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by school

College Dual Credit: UCM EDFL 2100 Introduction To The Teaching Profession & EDFLDX 2150 Introduction to Field Experience (4 hrs credit  for eligible students).



  • Additional Child Development
  • Additional Pre-School and Parenting
  • Additional Child and Adolescent Psychology

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"I like this program because it gives you experience that you don't get in a regular high school. I loved going to school everyday because it is what I want to do. My goal is to be the best teacher I can possibly be." Sarah Williams, Lee's Summit North HS Graduate

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This program gives high school students the opportunity to earn college education credit and more quickly complete their Bachelor of Science in Education through the University of Central Missouri.


Ashley Turner
Instructor: Pre-Professional Education Cadets
816-986-1499 x8847

Teacher Educator Academy

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