Teacher Cadet Program – Careers in Education

The Teacher Cadet program is a partnership between Fairmont State University, County Boards of Education and local high schools with the goal of growing the next generation of teachers and meeting the need for highly qualified teachers across the state of West Virginia. 

The Teacher Cadet Program focuses on leadership development, exploration of teaching, and college preparedness.  Teacher Cadets take courses at their High School that qualify for college credit at Fairmont State along with additional support at the University level.


  • Well-prepared students for the demands of teacher preparation before they enter college
  • Customized campus visits to Fairmont State
  • Connection to Destination Education – a Student Success Program in the School of Education
  • ‘Special’ University Admission Application Form
  • Reduced tuition for College Credit
  • DUAL ENROLLMENT:  Successful completion of the Careers in Education curriculum provides Teacher Cadet students with three (3) college credit hours for EDUC 2200 – Introduction to Education (A pre-education course required for admission to the FSU Teacher Education Program) and 30 Hours of Early Field Experience – Community (Also required).


  • Collaborative Partnerships established between County Board of Education, High School and Fairmont State University.  For Information on how to bring this program to your high school/county contact:

    Budd Sapp

Barbara Owens

  • Mutually Beneficial
    • Developing the next generation of teachers to meet the demands in the education profession
    • Development of ongoing professional learning community between FSU faculty and Careers in Education teachers
  • Current Partners
    • Marion County (East Marion High School)
    • Webster County (Webster County High School)
    • Harrison County (Bridgeport, Lincoln, South Harrison, and Robert C. Byrd High Schools)