Future scholars receive hands−on teacher training

Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences has partnered with the…

Georgia (Jun 18, 2003) — Future scholars receive hands−on teacher training



Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences has partnered with the Bagwell College of Education to sponsor the 2003 Education/Humanities Future Scholars Program for high school students from under−represented populations with potential‚ motivation and personal traits for successful careers in teaching. Students from Cobb County‚ Marietta City‚ Fulton County and Atlanta City schools are taking classes from Kennesaw State professors in mathematical reasoning‚ conflict management‚ ethnic literature and teaching methods during this month−long program‚ which runs through June 27.

During the last three weeks of the program‚ the teacher cadets — as student participants are called — will apply their newly learned teaching skills as they work with second and third graders in KSU’s Kiddie College. Kiddie College is a free service to the children of KSU students and staff members and co−sponsored by VolunteerKSU. Two mornings each week‚ the teacher cadets work with Kiddie College students on language arts enrichment.

Participants in last year’s Future Scholars program are volunteering their time as student assistants to the KSU professors teaching this year’s cadets. “The 2002 Future Scholars program students who have returned as volunteers and student leaders are very dedicated. I can see a lot of potential in them for becoming successful classroom teachers‚” said Dr. Linda Akanbi‚ director of the Future Scholars program.

For more information on the program‚ call (770) 423−6746 or visit http://www.kennesaw.edu/education/readinginst/futurescholars2.htm.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 123 countries. The fourth largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu