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Future teachers flooded Macon State on Tuesday, Oct. 23, as middle- and high school students aspiring to education careers took part in the F.E.A. Georgia fall conference.
Macon State's School of Education and the PAGE Foundation hosted the conference of Future Educators Association of Georgia. Hundreds of students representing F.E.A. chapters from middle and high schools throughout the state attended.
Macon State education faculty and education majors led workshop sessions for the students that focused on creative teaching methods and other topics. For example, education majors Justin Griffitts and Immanuel Burney led a session with high school students that discussed why few men choose to enter the field of education, particularly at the elementary school level, and what impact that has on the profession.
Griffitts, a senior from Zebulon, wants to teach in elementary school to be a role model for children. Burney, a junior from Jeffersonville, wants to teach English at the high school level.
Photo: Immanuel Burney, left, and Justin Griffitts, both education majors at Macon State College, lead high school students in a Future Educators Association workshop.