School of Education to Hold Mini Education Summit
By Samantha Boden
The School of Education’s Educator Recruitment Committee is hosting three regional high schools for an inaugural “Mini Education Summit” on Friday, Nov. 3.
The summit will give attendees the opportunity to meet like-minded high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in education.
The Educator Recruitment Committee holds individual career and technical education classes throughout each year but will be combining three class visits into one summit due to popular demand.
Over 100 career and technical education students from Helix, Mission Hills and Oceanside high schools will be on campus to learn more about specific credential programs offered at Cal State San Marcos and explore their passion for becoming a future teacher.
“There is a teaching shortage in California that we should all be concerned about,” said Pat Stall, a professor in the School of Education who has led several career and technical education campus visits.
“In the School of Education, we want to reach prospective teachers early to encourage them to consider a career in education and support them in that endeavor. We know we need to begin early while students are thinking about what they want to do in their futures. Our partnership with high school future teacher organizations and classes is crucial to enticing and nurturing the best candidates who will eventually teach our K-12 children.”
The half-day event will open with a cross-campus high school student meet-and-greet, followed by brief presentations from School of Education faculty and staff. Campus tours will serve as the format of the summit, and students on campus are encouraged to provide a warm welcome to attendees as they engage with the university and its community.