DTA Course Descriptions
The Dublin Teacher Academy (DTA) is a junior and senior year program offered for college bound students to provide an opportunity to get a head start on the path to a successful career in education. (DTA is open to students from all three high schools through an application process. In addition to site visits and internships, students will need to attend seminar and blended days at the Emerald Campus.
Dublin Teacher Academy – Year 1 (Juniors)
Content to be covered will include foundations of education and classroom management. Students will also learn from guest speakers, classroom visits and participate in the student leadership organization, Educators Rising. This course will give students the opportunity to experience the career of education. Upon successful completion of the DTA Year 1 Program, students will be accepted into the DTA Year 2 Program if they choose to participate.
Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA and Application
Time Frame: Year
Dublin Teacher Academy – Year 2 (Seniors)
Content to be covered will include communities, schools, and stakeholders, CPR and First Aid certification, and education principles, which includes professional web page development and a digital portfolio to document learning. Students will experience membership in the professional student leadership organization, Educators Rising, as well as participate in multiple internships guided by experienced DCS teachers. Internships include early childhood, middle-childhood, and special needs classrooms, as well as a choice internship which will give a chance to experience other careers in education. Upon successful completion, students will receive three high school credits plus a possible 2-4 semester hours of Career Technical Assurance Guide (CTAG) credit at any Ohio Public University for Education 101.
Prerequisite: 2.5 GPA and Application (DTA Year 1 is recommended but not required)
Time Frame: Year
Dublin Teacher Academy Credentials: CPR Certification, First Aid Certification