WATERVILLE — The Future Teachers Academy is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, on Thomas College’s campus.

The free event is open to Maine high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in exploring the field of education as a career. Students can participate in a daylong, hands-on and experimental teaching environment within STEAM-based curriculum taught by Thomas College education faculty, who have expertise in these areas, according to a news release from MacKenzie Riley, assistant director of media relations at Thomas College.

Students also will receive a taste of college life, being on campus and interacting with students and faculty.

“Many of our current students and faculty were inspired from an early age to become an educator. Whether it was a positive experience with one of their own teachers, or a passion for working with children,” said Chair of the School of Education and professor of education Dr. Pamela Thompson, according to the release. “We are ecstatic about the opportunity to bring these passionate young people to our College to engage their interest in a future teaching career.”

This academy includes morning snacks and lunch.

To register, visit thomas.edu.

For more information, call 859-1101 or email [email protected].

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