Teacher Academy

Related Occupations

  • Early Childhood Teacher

  • Elementary School Teacher

  • High School Teacher

  • Math Specialist

  • Reading Specialist

  • Paraeducator

  • School counselor

  • School psychologist

  • Special education teacher or supervisor

  • School principal or assistant principal

  • Teacher's Assistant

Potential Certifications

  • TBD

Post-Secondary Education

All CMTHS programs integrate college preparatory coursework with an emphasis on technical skills. Recent graduates are attending  Penn State University, West Chester University, and Montgomery County Community College.

Course Description

High school seniors aspiring to be educators develop the skills to be 21st century ready in the college preparatory Teacher Academy program. The course consists of 7.5 hours/week divided between classroom instruction and internship experience with certified teachers at all grade levels, which results in approximately 180 hours of instruction and 90 hours of internship experience. The field experiences are with certified teachers at all grade levels.

This is a one-year program.

Admission Criteria:

  • Must have applied or intend to apply to a two or four-year college with the goal of earning a degree in education.

  • All required clearances must be attainable.

  • Must be in good academic standing to graduate.

  • Must complete the Teacher Academy (CMTHS) application.

  • Must have a counselor recommendation specifically to enter this program.

  • Must have transportation available to attend rotations

  • Must complete a preliminary interview screening with CMTHS staff.

Course Content

Instruction is both teacher and student led; active individual and group participation are expected of each student.  In addition, guest speakers from the educational field will present throughout the year; students will also participate in relevant field trips.


Students are required to provide their own transportation and purchase a required college level textbook for this course. Students complete a comprehensive portfolio and participate in an interview conducted by current and former administrators.

Students complete 4-6, multi-week internships with certified mentor teachers in area public and private schools. Mentors teach all grades in all subject areas, including special education. The typical student internship consists of 30 hours in PreK-4 classrooms, 30 hours in grades 4-8 classrooms and 30 hours in grades 9-12.


Learning Environment

In a new, state-of-the-art facility, a caring and highly qualified professional staff share their skills while challenging and encouraging their students.  Many of the instructors have established high profiles in their fields of expertise prior to becoming teachers.  Students not only get to know their teachers, but the teachers get to know them and respond to their individual needs as they extend their support and enthusiasm while preparing students for the future.  The students are able to obtain a variety of state and nationally recognized certifications and licenses.


Student Organizations
Students have the option to participate in two nationally recognized career and technical student organizations – SkillsUSA and Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA).  Students can compete at the district, state and national levels.


Central Montco Technical High School  has allocated in excess of $750,000 in financial aid to graduating seniors.


National Technical Honor Society
The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. 


Articulation Agreements
Articulation Agreements are cooperative arrangements for granting admission and college credit to students who are continuing their education.  Central Montco Technical High School has articulated its programs with a wide range of colleges and technical schools resulting in college credit or priority placement for CMTHS students.  Contact our guidance department for more information.

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821 Plymouth Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


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Central Montco Technical High School does not discriminate in its education programs, activities or employment practices based on sex, color, national origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, political opinions or affiliations, or lawful activity in any employee organization. Central Montco Technical High School provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For information about your civil right and grievance procedures, contact Larry Byron, Equal Rights Coordinator, (610) 277-2301.


La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central no discrimina en sus programas de educación, actividades o prácticas de empleo basadas en sexo, origen en color, nacional, raza, orientación sexual, discapacidad, edad, religión, ascendencia, opiniones políticas o afiliaciones, o actividad legal en ninguna organización de empleado. La Escuela Secundaria Técnica Montco Central ofrece un acceso equitativo a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. Para obtener información acerca de su derecho civil y de los procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese Larry Byron, Coordinadora de Igualdad de Derechos, (610) 277 -2301.