The Summer Teacher Academies are a unique and exciting opportunity for students interested in pursuing a college degree that leads to a career in teaching grades K-12. Since 2017, CSU San Marcos has partnered with and hosted the Encuentros Teacher Academy for Latino high school boys. From June 25–28, 2019, the Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) and the School of Education at CSU San Marcos will hold the first Teacher Academy for young women in their junior and senior years in high school and/or first and second year at community college.
The MSTI Teacher Academy is a residential program, meaning students who participate in the academy will stay at the CSU San Marcos residence halls for the duration of the program. The Teacher Academy is a 4-day education camp experience designed to introduce students to the career of teaching. In addition to career exploration, participants will partake in activities to explore their own identities and make connections to how that might shape their interactions in their future classrooms, participate in guest speaker series, workshops, and complete an academy culmination project to present.