The Apprentice Teacher Training Program at New Canaan Country School provides “on the job” training for individuals interested in becoming elementary and middle school teachers. Classroom placements range from Beginners to sixth grade. Each apprentice is assigned to a self-contained homeroom and works directly alongside a lead teacher. Together, apprentice and lead teacher provide instruction to students in language arts, mathematics, and social studies. For those interested in sports, apprentices have opportunities to coach in the school’s interscholastic athletic program. On Wednesday afternoons, apprentices attend faculty meetings and participate in seminars that address a variety of topics in teaching and education.
Who Should Apply?
To be eligible for the program, candidates must have completed a bachelor’s degree. Naturally, a focus on education, a specific subject field, an active interest in working with children is essential, along with a desire to participate in all aspects of professional life here at school. In keeping with its commitment to diversity, County School welcomes applications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Country School is committed to the development of compassionate teachers who value, accept, and respect diversity. Our school community strives to create an inclusive environment in which each member feels comfortable and accepted, an environment in which differences and commonalities are appreciated in equal measure.