• Teaching as a Profession

  • Have you ever thought about becoming a teacher? Do you enjoy working with children? Do you dream of making a significant, positive impact in the lives of others? If so, we have a great program at South Forsyth just for you!

    In the Teaching as a Profession ("TAP") Pathway, you will be an active participant in the learning process as you explore what it means to be an effective and inspiring teacher. It is imperative that you understand that learning should be fun, creative, and rigorous; therefore, we do that in our own classroom!

TAP Teachers

  • Last Name First Name Room Num. Phone Ext. Email Department Role Subjects
    Cosson Mikki 196 100196 jmcosson@forsyth.k12.ga.us Career / Tech Teacher TAP

  • The Teaching as a Profession Pathway consists of 3 courses that must be completed in the order listed below.  The 2nd and 3rd courses are taught as a block in the 2nd year of the pathway. Pathway completion includes a portfolio, practicum experience, mock interview and an End of Pathway Exam (COV), in addition to the following courses.

Examining the Teaching Profession

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    Examining the Teaching Profession prepares candidates for future positions in the field of education. Teaching Profession candidates study, apply, and practice the use of current technologies, effective teaching and learning strategies, the creation of an effective learning environment, the creation of instructional opportunities for diverse learners and students with special needs, and plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, community, and curriculum performance standards. Candidates will be prepared to practice their skills and knowledge at a variety of elementary and secondary education sites.

Contemporary Issues in Education

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    Contemporary Issues in Education engages the candidate in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues.  The candidate will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States and actively examines the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside of the school.  Against this backdrop, the candidate will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy.

Teaching as a Profession Practicum

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    The practicum offers a candidate in the Teaching as a Profession career pathway a field experience under the direct supervision of a certified teacher (mentor teacher). The practicum stresses observing, analyzing and classifying activities of the mentor teacher and comparing personal traits with those of successful teachers. The candidate intern will develop a portfolio of their skills, plan and teach a lesson or lessons, understand and practice confidentiality as it pertains to the teaching profession, meet the needs of students with special needs, maintain the safety of the students, practice professionalism, and demonstrate ethical behavior.

Student Organization for TAP

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