The BVTeach Program is a high school education academy. We provide guidance, resources, and support to high school students in the Brazos Valley to become successful future teachers.
Since teachers are leaving their job at a rate up to 34% each year in the Brazos Valley, we need to grow our own future teachers.
The good news is that almost 60% of teachers go back and teach within 20 miles of where they went to school.
Furthermore, experts say that Texans will need a certificate or degree to stay competitive in the global economy. The BVTeach Program uses Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs to offer a public service endorsement in teaching and training and dual credit support while students are in high school.
Dual credit participation has increased 57% among high school students in the state of Texas over the last decade. However, the picture of dual credit participation is starkly different in the Brazos Valley, where only 3 out of 10 secondary learners take one or more dual credit courses.
According to research, 55% of high school students do not feel prepared for a college career (youthtruthsurvey.org, 2016). A CTE dual credit pathway into teaching represents a creative approach for students to pay for college with the support they need for success.