The Clarkson Department of Education hosts a two day summer camp at the Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY for high school students interested in a career in teaching. The camp provides opportunities to students to learn about the profession, learn about teaching, and interact with Clarkson graduate students in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. The camp also includes a workshop provided by the admissions office with tips for academic planning and college applications. The camp is open to any interested students. Schenectady High School students are provided with transportation to the camp from the high school.
This program is generously supported by the Schenectady Foundation and the Little Family Foundation.
In the photograph, camp attendees are seen interacting with Clarkson graduate students and Department of Education faculty to learn about the art of teaching. At the end of the camp, attendees are asked to write a letter with advice to the graduate students they have met.
One student from the camp had this advice for new teachers, “In front of you, you’ll have one small portion of the next generation. One thing that is very important for you to know is that one classroom can change the future. To be a good teacher, you need to keep yourself at the driver’s seat of your classroom. At this driver’s seat, you decided where the students (passengers) will go. You are a role model, and are watched and judged by co-workers, students, and parents. You are very important and needed.”
More information about our Careers in Teaching Summer Camp is available by contacting the Department of Education directly. Please email Nicki Foley at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at 518-631-9870.