The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage academically able students who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career.
The Teacher Cadet Program is an innovative approach designed to attract talented young people to the teaching profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. The program seeks to provide high school students insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America's schools. The Teacher Cadet Program is funded through South Carolina's Center for educator recruitment, retention and advancement.
USC Upstate is proud to partner with nine local schools: High Point Academy, Boiling Springs High School, Broome High School, J.F. Byrnes High School, Chapman High School, Chesnee High School, Dorman High School, Landrum High School and Spartanburg Senior High School
Through our partnership, USC Upstate provides:
- College visit day which includes classroom visitations, admissions information, panel with current USC Upstate students, guest speakers and team building activities
- Instructional materials
- Guest speakers at school sites
- Three hours transferrable credit for Teacher Cadets dual enrolled at Upstate
For more information on the Teacher Cadet Partnership at USC Upstate, contact Dr. Brooke Hardin or at 864-503-5521.
Partnering High Schools: