Winthrop University: 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 October 21st and 22nd , 2021! 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. Email your Teacher Cadet class photo by Tuesday, October 19th.
  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, October 22nd at 12:00 p.m. ET will be mailed a prize pack!

Schedule of Events for Teacher Cadet Day!  
October 21st, 2021

    • Get Inspired | 2021 Keynote Address by Mrs. Dani Stroud

      Via Zoom: 
      Meeting ID: 814 0450 7369

      Our 2021 Keynote speaker is Mrs. Dani G. Stroud. Mrs. Stroud is the 2020-2021 Lexington School District Teacher of the Year and currently teaches science courses to students in grades 9-12 at Gilbert High School in Gilbert, South Carolina. Mrs. Stroud grew up thinking she was going to be a doctor, but credits life's unexpected twists and turns for bringing her to a career she adores. She double majored in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the College of Charleston and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching Chemistry from the University of South Carolina. Join us to get inspired by influential work that Mrs. Stroud is doing in and out of the classroom. 


    • Winthrop Teaching Fellows Panel  -  College of Education

      Via Zoom:
      Meeting ID: 814 0450 7369

      Join a panel session featuring Dr. Sherell Fuller, Winthrop's Teaching Fellows and Call Me Misters! The panel will focus on opportunities at Winthrop University.  Come prepared to have your questions about college life and majoring in education answered.


October 22nd, 2021

Discover your passion through our areas of study. Take a virtual course with our renowned Winthrop Faculty members on October 22nd from 9:00-9:30am or 10:50-11:30 a.m. Click on the subject areas below to access the virtual meeting link for your class. 

    • Special Education - College of Education

      Via Google Meet

      Join Dr. Mustian 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:
      Join Dr. Sigmon 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.

    • Middle Level - College of Education

      Via Zoom:
      Meeting ID: 885 6855 7260         Passcode: 617185

      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.
    • Social Studies - College of Arts and Science

      Google Meet:

      This session will acquaint students with the social studies education program at Winthrop.  Students in the major take classes in history and social science in order to prepare to teach social studies at that high school level.

      Watch a video featuring Dr. Margaret Gilikin, Winthrop's Director of the Social Studies Education Program.

      CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a Secondary Education Major at Winthrop University!
    • Science - College of Arts and Science

      Via Google Meet:  

      Join Ms. Bell, Instructor of Biology and Secondary Science Teacher Education Coordinator, to briefly explore a genetics mystery - Giving Birth to Someone Else's Children?  A Case of Disputed Maternity - and to also discuss the value of a STEM degree and the possibilities of completing a STEM teacher education program at Winthrop.

      Unable to attend the session?  CLICK HERE to download the Secondary Science Education presentation, featuring audio from MS. Bell.

      CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a Secondary Education Major at Winthrop University!

      Google Meet:  

    • Theatre/Dance - College of Visual and Performing Arts

      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.

      Google Meet Times:
    • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Google Meet -
    • 10:50 - 11:20 a.m. - Google Meet - 




Last Updated: 8/12/22