Academy for Future Teachers
AFT2016 Welcomes 54 Students June 6-24
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.
The Academy for Future Teachers is a three-week summer program for bright, talented, diverse high school students seriously considering a career teaching math or science in an urban environment or in a math or science field.
At AFT, students collaborate with public school teachers and university faculty, reviewing core math and science concepts and developing teaching skills which they apply in work with real students. Great educators’ skills are key to success in many walks of life.AFT 2016 Brochure View the AFT flyer
AFT2015 faculty and staff celebrate the 53 incredible participants from 28 schools who completed last year’s program. Check out the slide montage and video below to see some of their activities.
AFT 2015 Slide Montage
AFT Teaching In Learning 2015
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
- 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:
AFT Project Coordinator
Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development/Offices of the Dean Academy for Future Teachers
P.O. Box 3980 Atlanta, GA 30302-3980
Dr. Gwendolyn Benson
Associate Dean Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development Academy for Future Teachers
P.O. Box 3980 Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3980