Teachers for Tomorrow (TfT) is a statewide program of the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) designed to encourage and support high-school students interested in careers in teaching.
Longwood University has expanded its collaborative work with school divisions throughout Virginia to help support the development and growth of their TfT programs.
Longwood’s TfT program supports school divisions in the development of a two-year program for high-school juniors and seniors interested in entering the teaching field.
Teachers receive training and curricular materials for the high-school junior level TfT I course, which is designed to prepare secondary students for a dual-enrollment education course offered to seniors through participating institutions within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). This senior-level course is a required course for all areas of teacher licensure, enabling students to complete education coursework along with other dual-enrollment offerings while still in high school.
By enrolling in Teachers for Tomorrow courses, high-school juniors gain a valuable insight on something with which they are already quite familiar, namely American schools.
Additional learning opportunities include