Dr. Timothy Lintner, Teacher Cadet Program Coordinator, TLintner@usca.edu or 803-641-3564
USC Aiken partners with numerous high schools in the Central Savannah River Area to sponsor the teacher cadet program. The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage academically able students who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal of the Program is to provide these talented future community leaders with insights about teachers and schools so that they will be civic advocates of education. The Teacher Cadet Program is an innovative approach designed to attract talented young people to the teaching profession through a challenging introduction to teaching. The Program seeks to provide high school students insight into the nature of teaching, the problems of schooling, and the critical issues affecting the quality of education in America's schools.