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NCWC Teacher Education Program Induction

NC Wesleyan Students inducted into Teacher Education Program

Rocky Mount, N.C. — North Carolina Wesleyan College inducted twenty-two students into the Teacher Education Program during the recent Fall Symposium sponsored by the Education Department and the Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE).  As part of the special evening event held in the Dunn Center on the Rocky Mount campus, the future teachers who have met the requirements for program admission received a certificate and pin in honor of their acceptance.

The NC Wesleyan Teacher Education Program qualifications include:  a grade-point average of 2.5, a passing score on the PRAXIS I exam (Pre-Professional Skills), a successful interview with the Teacher Education Council, preparation of an entrance essay, and two positive recommendations.

The education students inducted into the NCWC Teacher Education Program are:  Jessica Bone, Lynsey Bostic, Tamkio Brinson, Tyler Clark, Kay Crickmore, Subrinia Cumbo-Williams, Nadine Daniels, Susan Fiore, Nicholas Frankenhauser, Chelsea Frazier, Teri Haden, Rosalind Handsome, Aurelia Wallace Harrison, Wilma Jones, Megan McIntyre, Jill Moye, James Phillis, Timeka Pittman, Evelyn Powell, Rachel Radford, Terkessha Smith, and Samantha Urquhart.

NC Teacher of the Year for 2011-12 Tyronna Hooker delivered the keynote address, described by an attendee as inspiring and “the most wonderful speech that many of us have ever heard!”  The inductees and their special guests enjoyed entertainment provided by Mandy Johnson and Samantha Urquhart and the reading of an original poem, “Teaching Matters,” written and presented by Michael Roberts.

The SNCAE is a pre-professional organization for undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in education.  It is a division of the NC Association of Educators and the National Education Association, which is the largest education association in the United States.  SNCAE’s goal is to prepare college students for their futures as educators.