One hundred local high school juniors and seniors from 13 area high schools in Calcasieu and Cameron parishes will be on the McNeese State University campus Friday, Jan. 18, to learn how to “Unlock Education” so they can “Geaux Teach” in the future.
“Geaux Teach” is a program focused on students who are interested in the teaching profession, according to event coordinator Dr. Katie Williams, assistant professor of education. The event is hosted by the Department of Education Professions in the Burton College of Education.
Students will get a first-hand look at what it takes to be a teacher from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Farrar Hall. They will tour the facilities and participate in creative contests, Escape Room activities and a Q&A session with McNeese faculty and students. This project was initially funded by a Pinnacle Excellence Award received by Williams.
“Geaux Teach ultimately is designed to encourage students who are considering a career in education to come experience what our department has to offer and to make McNeese their first choice,” says Williams.
For more information about this event or the department, contact Williams at email@example.com.