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Aspiring Teachers from Easton Area High School Visit Cedar Crest
The Cedar Crest College education department hosted the first Future Educators Association (FEA) campus visit on Dec. 5. Eleven students and FEA members from Easton Area High School visited various locations on campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in an effort to experience a “typical day” as a Cedar Crest College education student.
“We opened this up to any girls who thought they might be interested in teaching. The program was very informative and it’s a beautiful campus,” said Debbie Frace, teacher and Future Educators Association adviser at Easton Area High School.
“The fact that it’s a women’s college made me more comfortable and less stressed,” said 11th grader Heather Cummins. “I’m all for being a teacher. It’s something that interests me. I’ve always liked teaching people things.”
Cedar Crest Assistant Education Professor Meridith Gibbons said of the FEA visit: “The program was a great success. Organizations, such as the Future Educators Association, are significant because they give high school students the chance to explore the field of teaching prior to entering college. In the future, the education department hopes to host a larger event where active chapters can congregate and share information.”
In addition to showing the high school students the campus, education department faculty answered questions about college admission requirements, financial aid, and much more.
The FEA is an international organization dedicated to supporting young people interested in education-related careers, according to the organization’s website. Founded in 1937, FEA has helped thousands of students develop the skills and strong leadership traits that are found in high-quality educators over the past 75 years.