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Grow Your Own Teacher

Welcome to the Grow Your Own teacher program!
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Our nation is facing an acute shortage of minority and male teachers. The Grow Your Own Teacher classes provided by Moline High School hope to identify, train, and nurture high school students interested in a teaching career. We have created a high school curricular experience designed to foster student interest, understanding, and an appreciation of the teaching profession. Our aim is to recruit minority teachers to the teaching profession and set them up with a future teaching in the Moline School District. High school students who choose to take these courses will receive a waiver of paraprofessional application and registration fees as well as application fees with our partner schools, Black Hawk College and Western Illinois University. In addition, they are guaranteed a student teacher/practicum placement in the district based upon availability and an interview after successful completion of their college program.