Broward College Graduates Participate in Mock Teacher Interviews and Receive Contracts
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAUDERDALE, FL (May 29, 2014) – During a mock
interview session, hosted since 2011 by the Teacher Educator Program (TEP) at
Broward College, ten graduates were immediately offered teaching contracts by
local principals as a result of their interviews. The department originally
conceived the idea of interview practice sessions as a way to allow future
educators the opportunity to gain confidence and practice their skills before
securing their first real interview. This year was the most successful yet with
nearly 40 principals from private, public and charter schools, at primary and
secondary levels, participating and conducting the interviews.
ten students offered teaching contracts accepted their offers,” said Aline
Sarria, Ed.D., dean of TEP. “We believe events like these show the community
that quality teachers are in demand, and Broward College's Teacher Education
Program is doing a wonderful job in meeting that demand.”
Ribeiro, principal at Ft. Lauderdale High School, who wanted to hire one of the
student teachers, said, “Who would have thought Broward College would be the
number one producer of the state’s best teachers?”
the past five years, the Teacher Educator Program’s bachelor degree program at
Broward College has placed 85 percent of graduates in teaching positions, not
including those students who have gone on to work out of state or attend a
graduate program. The five areas that TEP produces educators are exceptional
student education, middle grades general science, secondary biology, middle
grades mathematics and secondary mathematics.
more information, contact the Teacher Education Program at 954-201-7979 or www.broward.edu/education.
College is ranked as one of the top ten community colleges in the nation by the
Aspen Institute. Serving more than 68,000 students annually, Broward College
provides residents with certificate programs, two-year university-transfer
degrees, two-year career degrees and baccalaureate degrees in selected
programs. The mission of the college is to provide high-quality educational
programs and services that are affordable and accessible to a diverse community
of learners. For more information, visit www.broward.edu.