Academy for Future Teachers

AFT 2015

Summer Academy dates set for June 8-26

Applications now being accepted

The Academy for Future Teachers is designed for bright, talented, and diverse high school students seriously considering a career teaching math or science in an urban environment or a math or science career track.

In AFT, students collaborate with outstanding public school teachers and with university faculty, developing teaching and tutoring skills, participating in field trips, and building an appreciation for the value of professional and academic preparation. Math and science concepts are reinforced as participants practice presentation skills which they demonstrate as they teach fellow students. Teamwork and leadership skills are emphasized.

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What is AFT about?

Students focus one week each on:

  • Early Childhood Math and Science
  • Secondary Science
  • Secondary Mathematics


  • Basic Pedagogy
  • Urban & multicultural education
  • Professional practices
  • How individual style affects students and co-workers
  • The relevance of STEM in everyday life
  • Core science and math skills

Practical Experience

  • College-level sessions with university faculty and expert public school teachers
  • Personal, scholastic and professional growth and exploration
  • Hands-on, real world fun and practical applications of math & science concepts
  • Expanded communication techniques
  • Practice teaching
  • Team building

Our Contact Information

Georgia State University Contact:
Laurie Forstner, AFT Project Coordinator
Georgia State University
College of Education/Offices of the Dean
Academy for Future Teachers
P.O. Box 3980
Atlanta, GA 30302-3980
Office: 404-413-8121
Fax: 404-413-8103

Dr. Gwendolyn Benson
Associate Dean
Georgia State University College of Education
Academy for Future Teachers
PO Box 3980
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980
Office: 404-413-8105
Fax: 404-413-8103

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