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Future K-12 Teacher Development


This program is designed and delivered to develop future teachers with the foundations and background to be successful upon entering a four-year teacher certification program. The curriculum focuses on the general theory and practice of learning for K-12 students, basic principles of educational psychology, art of teaching, planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and social foundations of education.

Possible Certifications

  • AED Essentials

  • First Aid

  • OSHA Certification

  • Act 31 Mandatory Reporter


Students at York Tech are required to wear a uniform. Upper garments (shirts, sweatshirts, etc.) must be purchased through the school's Tech Gear Store. Lower apparel and safety equipment varies by program. The specific uniform requirements for Future K-12 Teacher Development can be downloaded using this link.

Potential Career Opportunities

There are many career opportunities for students graduating from York Tech's Future K-12 Teacher Development program.

What to Expect

Students interested in this program will take Early Childhood Education courses for the first two school years. After sophomore year, students will apply for full-time entrance into either Early Childhood Education or Future K-12 Teacher Development, and they will be accepted based on merit and other criteria. Students who are not approved for their first choice will be assigned to the other program. The terms of this rotation are subject to change as refinements are implemented.

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