Teacher Cadet Day

Teacher Cadet Day

Hello, Teacher Cadets!

Teacher Cadet Day is a Winthrop tradition that was started by Jim Rex in 1980’s and continues to be a fun-filled, engaging, and educational event for Winthrop’s Teacher Cadets to explore the teaching profession. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to hold our traditional Teacher Cadet Day event. We are doing our best to make lemonade out of these lemons and are still excited to celebrate our wonderful Winthrop Teacher Cadets!

Winthrop University and the Office of Pre-College Programs are excited to invite you to participate in Virtual Teacher Cadet Day on February 18th 2021! This event provides you the opportunity to engage with the Winthrop community and learn more about majoring in education.  If you can't join us on the 18th, please see our asynchronous content!

Tell us about your Teacher Cadet Day experience!
We appreciate your feedback and use it in planning for future events.

Schedule of Events

Teacher Cadet Week is compromised of fully virtual events.  Some events are week-long and at your own pace; some events are live in real time during the week.

Please share your fun with us using the hashtag #WUTeacherCadet2021

Week-Long Events

From Stories to Theatrical Performance Competition:  The Ultimate Self-Esteem Puppet Show/Skit/Big Book.

The self-esteem puppet shows/ dramatic skits/ big books are a Teacher Cadet staple. But whose is best? Submit a video of your puppet show/ skit/ or read-aloud of your big book and let the Winthrop Teacher Cadet community decide! Here's how to compete:

  1. Submit your video of your puppet show/ skit/ or read-aloud of your big book by emailing Erica Panton at pantone@winthrop.edu by Friday, February 17th.

  2. On February 15th - 19th,  we will feature the entries on this page for you to vote for your favorite.  Hit the like button on your favorite entry!  Keep your eye on @Winthrop_PreCollege for updates and live stream!

  3. On February 19th, the winning stories will be announced through @Winthrop_PreCollege and will receive a prize!

Watch video submissions below and vote for your favorite:

*Vote Here for favorite video submission*

Teacher Cadet Photo Competition | Via the Winthrop PreCollege Instagram

We want to see your Teacher Cadet photos! Get creative because the winning Teacher Cadet high school site will be mailed a prize pack of Winthrop goodies! Here's how to enter:

  1. Email pantone@winthrop.edu your Teacher Cadet class photo by Wednesday, February 17th.
  2. We'll post your photo on the @Winthrop_PreCollege Instagram
  3. The Teacher Cadet High School Site whose class photo who has the most likes on the @Winthrop_PreCollege Instagram account by Friday, February 19th at 12:00 p.m. ET will be mailed a prize pack!

Teacher Cadet Spirit Week

The Office of Pre-College Programs will be hosting daily giveaways through our Instagram page (@Winthrop_PreCollege) throughout the week. We will have a daily theme (listed below) for everyone to participate and instructions to enter will be posted each day on Instagram. Join us by posting a picture on Instagram with the hashtag #WUTeacherCadet2021 as an additional giveaway entry as well as a chance to be featured in our daily Instagram stories!

  1. Monday, February 15th – Dr. Seuss Day (Dress up as a character from your favorite children’s book)
  2. Tuesday, February 16th – Teacher Tuesday! (Show us your Best Teacher style)
  3. Wednesday, February 17th – Superhero Day (Teachers are superheroes- what's your classroom superpower?)
  4. Thursday, February 18th- Teacher Cadet Day Spirit (Represent for your High School Teacher Cadet class)
  5. Friday, February 19th - Garnet & Gold Friday (of course!) #GoEagles

Schedule of Events for Teacher Cadet Day!  
February 18th, 2021

    • Get Inspired | 2021 Keynote Address, "Design With, Not For" by Mr. Donnell Cannon

      Via Zoom - https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/82294486470?pwd=VlhtK3BLWEQ0a0sxdE1QR1B5bkRydz0
      Meeting ID: 822 9448 6470     Passcode: 666789

      In the high-poverty Northside district of Edgecombe County, schools have historically lagged behind on test scores and other metrics.  That's why change-makers there decided it was time for something radically different.  It was time to build a new school from the ground up, a school specifically designed with students in mind.  Join Mr. Donnell Cannon, Principal of North Edgecombe High School, his staff, and students to learn about how their school was reimagined.

      CLICK HERE to learn more about the Journey into Educational Innovation with Edgecombe County Public Schools and Transcend. 

    • Winthrop Teaching Fellows Panel  -  College of Education

      Via Zoom - https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/87540585631?pwd=Q0kyV0VwQ2VtaStxME1DdEVFc01kZz09
      Meeting ID: 875 4058 5631      Passcode: 335733 

      The session will begin with a welcome from Mr. Arthur Pickney from CERRA Program Facilitator for Region 3.  You then will join a panel session featuring Mrs. Kimberly Odom, Principle of Independence Elementary and Winthrop Alum, Dr. Sherell Fuller, Director of Winthrop's Teaching Fellows Program and Winthrop's Teaching Fellows and Call Me Misters! The panel will focus on opportunities at Winthrop University and come prepared to have your questions about college life and majoring in education answered.

    • Special Education - College of Education
      Via Zoom - https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/82719221958
      Meeting ID: 827 1922 1958

      Join Dr. Minnie Mize to learn about pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Special Education at Winthrop University. The program focuses on maximizing the performance of students with disabilities in general education setting (K-12). As a student in this program, you can enhance your employment potential by earning three credentials (Multi-Categorical, Severe Disabilities and Elementary Education) from a program accredited through the Counsel for Exceptional Children and named in the top 35 programs for ABA.

      CLICK HERE to watch a video and learn more about our Winthrop University Special Education major and meet some of our renowned faculty and students!

    • Early Childhood - Elementary Education, College of Education
      Via Zoom: https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/87414525969?pwd=eWQ5ZkJEWlg3ZnYrSUhDSGZtZzNCQT09
      Meeting ID: 874 1452 5969         Passcode: 826263

      • Join Dr. Tenisha Powell and several current ECED students to learn about pursuing a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Early Childhood Education.  The B.S in Early Childhood Education prepares future teachers for initial certification in PreK-3rd grade.  The early childhood curriculum includes an exploration of current research and practice related to early childhood education and highlights the teacher as an educational leader.  Our program offers hands-on experience in local schools starting as a freshman until you complete your yearlong internship your senior year!

      • CLICK HERE to learn about earning a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Dr. Miranda Sigmon. Winthrop’s Early Childhood Education program is Nationally Recognized by NCATE and designed to provide the teacher candidate with the field and clinical experiences necessary to become a certified teacher in grades Pre-K-3.

    • Elementary Education - College of Education

      Watch our video below to learn about earning a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Winthrop University.  Follow some of our Teaching Fellow's on a "Day in the Life" as they show you how they are preparing for earning a certification in grades 2-6.

    • Middle Level - College of Education
      Via Zoom:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85484916705?pwd=OFpoYURUUkZreS9kMTQvMEg0a2ptZz09

      Join Dr. Stacy Martin to learn about pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Middle Level Education at Winthrop University for students who wish to be certified to teach grades 5-8. Learn about how to choose one concentration area and work in teams to implement strategies to best meet young adolescents’ educational needs during this crucial developmental stage in their lives.

      The Bachelor of Science in middle level education offers teacher candidates 28-30 semester hours of content area studies (English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies).  This content, along with the university's general education requirements and the 30 hours of pedagogy core courses, constitutes the 120-credit degree.  Starting with the freshman year, a series of middle level courses (12 semester hours) establishes the foundation in middle school philosophy and organization, and provides candidates with instructional, assessment, and literacy strategies for successful work with young adolescents.  The senior year is focused on the field experience and internship, both of which are in middle level classroom settings.  Our goal is to prepare teacher candidates with teaching and learning strategies as diverse, varied, and lively as the middle school students themselves.  CLICK HERE to learn more.

    • Physical Education - College of Education
      Via Zoom: 

      Join Dr. Adam Keath and Dr. Jared Androzzi to learn about pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Education Teacher Education, Athletic Training, Exercise Science and Sport Management. 

      Watch video  below featuring Dr. Keith, Assitant Professor of Physical Education and see all our facilities in the Winthrop West Center!

    •  Theatre/Dance - College of Visual and Performing Arts
      Via Zoom: https://winthrop-edu.zoom.us/j/82402049257

      Join us to learn about earning a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance Teacher Certificate (K-12).  The B.A. degree in theatre and dance aligns with the university's liberal arts-based vision of education that encourages breadth of knowledge.  Faculty shape class projects and mentor students in production work in a way that promotes collaboration- an essential skill for success in the performing arts and a very valuable skill in any profession.



Last Updated: 2/18/21