Teacher Development and Educational Studies

Pawley Hall
456 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
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Phone: (248) 370-2613
Fax: (248) 370-2639

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Registration is open.  Please reach out to teach@oakland.edu if have any questions or trouble with registration.

Current Teacher Cadet Programs

Are you a high school teacher leading a teacher cadet class?  Are you a high school student interested in future as a teacher?  Please contact the coordinator below to learn more about our Teacher Cadet partnerships.

Dr. Terri Jongekrijg
(248) 370-2984

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Future Teacher Conference

Oakland University's Annual Future Teacher Conference
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

About the Conference
The 2019 Oakland University Future Teacher Conference is available to all local high school Teacher Cadet and Future Teacher programs. Schools who do not have official programs are welcome to attend to learn more about future teacher programs. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Conference Schedule

9:00 amRegistration and Refreshments
9:15 amKeynote Speaker: Why Teach?
9:45 amRound Table Discussion with student teachers
10:15 amEthics & Performence-Based Assessment Group Session
11:00 amBreakout Session 1
11:40 amLunch (Hillcrest Dining Hall)
12:35 pmBreakout Session 2
1:15 pmBreakout Session 3
1:45 pmBreakout Session 4
2:15 pmBreakout Session 5
3:00 pmDismissal

Breakout Sessions
Student Track

  • Pathways to Teaching
  • Residential Hall & Campus Tour
  • Teacher's Roles and Responsibilities
  • Education Outside The Classroom
  • Special Education and Early Childhood
  • Benefits of OU's Teacher Education Programs

Teacher Track
A separate track will be available for teachers throughout the day to learn state and certification updates, share best practices, and have time to network. 

Registration Information
To register, please visit the Future Teacher Registration page

About Teacher Cadet
Are you interested in learning about what it takes to be a teacher? Are you a current high school student?

Oakland University has an ongoing relationship with local high schools that offer a Future Teachers or Teacher Cadet program as part of their Career and Technical Education curriculum.  We offer schools the opportunity to schedule a site visit at Oakland University and learn more about our teacher education programs.  This opportunity includes:

  • Presentation by ​our academic advisers about the life of a teacher, the college application process, and information about the OU teacher education program
  • A tour of Oakland University's beautiful campus and our new "Living and Learning" floor specifically for education majors in Hillcrest Residence Hall
  • Lunch provided by OU, with faculty and staff
  • We can specialize this for your students/classroom if you have specific interests (special education, early childhood, etc)​

Why Oakland University? While Oakland University does not have a direct articulation agreement, high school students in approved Future Teacher or Teacher Cadet programs receive the following benefits including:

  • Waiver of 30 hours of experience working with children required for admission
  • Benefits of program:
    • Waiver of Careers in Teaching & Learning Course (EED/SED 1000) (1-credit)
    • Permission to take EED 2001/SED 3001 (2-credits) in place of the entry level course EED 2000/SED 3000 (3-credits) for admission to major 
  • Opportunity to live in Hillcrest Residence Hall with other teacher education majors

For more information about the benefits to Future Teacher or Teacher Cadet Programs please contact the coordinator, Dr. Terri Jongekrijg.