Student-Athletes Make Great Teachers
Placing great students on the path to rewarding teaching careers.
There is a current and future teacher shortage in many different teaching fields and in many communities across the country. Students associated with college athletic programs offer a pool of individuals who reflect the desired characteristics and skills to be prime targets for recruitment into the field of teaching. The current population of student-athletes reflects the diversity we hope to eventually see reflected in the educator workforce. By providing athletic and academic departments a platform to assist with the marketing and recruitment of student-athletes and other students into the teaching profession, the Go Teach project can make an immediate impact across the country. The more qualified candidates who enroll in teacher preparation programs, the more great teachers will be in the classroom.
The Go Teach Project aims to give athletic and academic departments a platform and the tools needed to assist with the recruitment of qualified student-athletes into the teaching profession. Get the Go Teach Project started on your campus by following this easy 8-step process.
Step 1: Determine
The first step of the Go Teach Project is to determine all of the potential paths to a career in education. Use these questions as a guide to help you determine how many different available paths there at your college or university.
You can also download the questions here.
Step 2: Assess
The second step of the Go Teach Project is to identify the current environment. Use this checklist to asses the relationship between the athletic department and your secondary education curriculum and determine a starting point to the program and identify additional partnerships and steps to take in order to ensure success of the program.
You can also download the checklist here.
ARE YOU IN?
Let the College Football Playoff Foundation know you want to participate and request more information.