South Plains Teacher Externship Program
Teacher & Counselor Externships offer a unique professional development opportunity connecting the classroom to the workplace. Teachers and counselors learn how classroom content and learning strategies are applied in the workplace. With first-hand exposure, teachers and counselors can design and implement classroom activities, projects, and work-based learning opportunities, adding relevance and meaning to classroom learning.
Teachers and counselors (middle and high school) will be selected through an application process. Although there is limited funding for teachers and counselors to participate, all that are interested in the program are encouraged to apply for an externship. Priority will be given to career and technical education teachers and counselors, but based on the level of interest, further opportunities may be available with help from community partners.
All businesses interested in hosting a teacher or counselor are encouraged to submit a commitment form. This is not a tour; businesses are asked to provide teachers with hands-on experience and opportunities for observation in their business.
Please Note: School districts must register in order for their teachers to participate. This can be done by clicking on the Teacher/Counselor button below.
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