A partnership between the Division of Teacher Education at Bob Jones University and Christian Schools
Are you trying to help your students take the right steps to achieve their career goals? Do you have students who are interested in the teaching profession? This introductory course represents the foundational course in the program of study for teacher preparation and is designed to increase students’ exposure to teaching.
Each week, students are introduced to a new topic in the field of education. Students will participate in discussions and will complete weekly assignments. The weekly topics and semester schedule are listed below.
We start with Introductory Lessons for both the Mentor Teachers & Students.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Teachers for Tomorrow.
The Teachers for Tomorrow program is a partnership between the Division of Teacher Education at Bob Jones University and Christian Schools. The purpose of the program is to encourage junior and senior high school students to learn more about the teaching profession and to encourage them to prayerfully consider a future career in the classroom.
The Teachers for Tomorrow program has be implemented by over 50 Christian schools accross the country and around the world.
University Coordinator – this is the person who will manage the Teachers for Tomorrow program at Bob Jones University. This person will coordinate the curriculum each week using the University’s learning management system. This person will also be responsible for grading all student submissions and calculating student grades for the program.
Christian School Mentor Teacher – this is the person who will be coordinating the Teachers for Tomorrow program at the Christian School and be the liaison with the University coordinator. They will meet with students each week to answer any questions and to make sure everyone is keeping current with their assignments. The Mentor Teacher will make all field experience assignments for students at their Christian school.
Christian School Classroom Teacher – these are teachers in your Christian school who are willing to host a Teachers for Tomorrow student in their classroom to gain “hands-on” experience.
Christian School Student – these are students who already have a passion for education and teaching. They may also be interested in learning more about the teaching profession.
The Teachers for Tomorrow program has two components: an online curriculum provided by the Division of Teacher Education at Bob Jones University and field experience provided by the student’s Christian school. Over the course of a school year, the student will complete 28 weeks of study as well as spend 2 – 4 hours a week with an assigned classroom teacher at his/her Christian school.
Each week, the student will be introduced to a different Christian School educator who will be presenting the content. The student will listen to a 30-40 minute presentation on a particular topic and then complete a 10 question quiz and some type of application assignment. The student will also participate in a discussion on the topic with students from other Christian schools that are enrolled in the class. Finally, the student will submit a weekly reflection report of his/her experiences in their assigned classroom. From time to time there will be special projects included in the program.
Each Christian school will determine the amount of elective high school credit that will be awarded for participation in the Teachers for Tomorrow program.
Students involved in the Teachers for Tomorrow may register for optional dual credit. Registration materials will be provided during the second semester of the program. Students who successfully complete the Teachers for Tomorrow program are eligible to receive credit for Ed 100 Introduction to Education from Bob Jones University. A $50 processing fee will apply.
The presenters in the Teachers for Tomorrow program will be individuals who have been or are currently involved in Christian Education. These will include educators from Christian Schools across the country, members of the Division of Teacher Education faculty at BJU, and employees of BJU Press.
Each week, students will engage with a different topic regarding teaching. A complete list of the topics is included above.
Each student will be assigned to a classroom teacher at his/her Christian school as a teacher’s aide. The student should plan to work with his/her teacher’s aide for 2 – 4 hours each week of the program. The student may request to have multiple assignments throughout the school year in order to get experience with different grade levels and subject areas. The field experience at the individual Christian school will be assigned by the Teacher for Tomorrow’s program Mentor Teacher.
Christian school administrators who are interested in being involved in the Teachers for Tomorrow program should complete the request for more information at the bottom of this page.
If you are interested in participating in the Teachers for Tomorrow program at your school next fall, please submit the following form: