Try Teaching

What is Try Teaching?

Try Teaching is an innovative program that offers professionals a chance to investigate a career in the classroom before making a career change. Participants will have the opportunity to discover the rewards and challenges of teaching firsthand in a public school classroom for one or two weeks during September or October.

What are the benefits of Try Teaching?

Participants will be matched with master teachers in local schools and will spend two weeks in the classroom, gaining first-hand experiences and an up-close look at the teaching field. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare lessons, teach students, and observe effective educational practices. Each participant will be mentored by a university teacher-educator in order to learn about entering the education profession.

What are the program requirements?

  • Minimum of an undergraduate degree with a GPA of 3.0 overall or 3.0 in the last 60 credit hours.
  • The flexibility to take a ONE OR TWO week leave from current job during September.
  • A state/federal background check will be conducted for those selected as Try Teaching participants in order to fulfill requirements of Kentucky school districts.

Sponsored by Ashland and Eastern Kentucky University