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.

Winthrop University and the Office of Pre-College Programs are excited to invite you to participate in Cadet Day on October 25 , 2022! This event provides you the opportunity to engage with the Winthrop community and learn more about majoring in education. 

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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. We'll post your photo on the @Winthrop_PreCollege Instagram
  2. The Teacher Cadet High School Site whose class photo who has the most likes on the @Winthrop_PreCollege Instagram account by Tuesday, October 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET will be mailed a prize pack!

Schedule of Events for Teacher Cadet Day!  

October 25, 2022

    Welcome to Winthrop

    Location: Richardson Ball

    Description: tour the Winthrop Expo to get to know Winthrop resources on campus, meet campus partners and experience the latest educational technology! Then get ready to show off your school spirit with a welcome activity led by Winthrop's Teaching Fellows. 

    Get Inspired/Keynote Address

    Location: Richardson Ballroom

    Our 2022 Keynote speaker is Mr. Deion Jamison, the 2023 SC Teacher of the Year! Mr. Jamison is a 9th and 10th grade ELA teacher at Legacy Early College in Greenville, SC. He earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Clemson University and a Masters of Science in Education from John Hopkins University. Jamison became interested in teaching as a child, but the career was solidified after recognizing the disparities in education in South Carolina between districts. As a Bill & Melinda Gates Millenium Scholar and product of Orangeburg County Schools, he ascribes to the proverb "to whom much is given, must is required." Jamison believes that education is liberation and teaches his students skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving to address the world's most pressing issues. 

    Winthrop Teaching Fellows Panel

    Location: Richardson Ballroom

    Join a panel session featuring Winthrop's Teaching Fellows and Call Me Misters! The panel will focus on opportunities at Winthrop University and how to prepare for your first semester of college, and career as an educator. Come prepared to have your questions about college life and majoring in education answered. 

    Winthrop Class

    Students will attend a class with Winthrop's premier faculty from the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences, College of Visual and Performing Arts and College of Arts & Sciences.  

    Take a Tour of Winthrop University

    Join us for our upcoming Admission Events: https://www.winthrop.edu/admissions/visit-the-campus.aspx